[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7???

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 8 21:13:41 PDT 2009

Hi Jan, Auke,

Probably polarization.  Do you have a circularly polarized antenna?  If so, try the other direction.  I had very different results RH and LH; the non-default position was by far the best for me in the second half of the pass on Field Day.  This was just for the downlink; my uplink is linear, so I don't know how that side reacts.

Greg  KO6TH

> Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 10:40:34 +0200
> From: pe0sat at vgnet.nl
> To: sparkycivic at shaw.ca
> CC: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-7???
> On Wed, July 8, 2009 06:35, Auke de Jong wrote:
> Hi Auke,
> > Could the solar panels on one particular side be failing?  Are there any
> > regular patterns to the performance?
> >
> > ... and so continues the next chapter of most interesting satellite we
> > have!
> The experience I have the last couple of weeks, is that when AO-7 is
> comming towards me everything works great but when it is going away from
> me, it is very difficult to use the bird.
> No idea what the reason could be?
> PE0SAT - Jan
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