[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 milliwatt CW
n3tl at bellsouth.net
Wed Jun 3 20:07:42 PDT 2009
No doubt. I've gotten lazy with the ability to work from a shack, such as it is, and write down contacts. That didn't serve me well this evening.
-------------- Original message from "Roger Kolakowski" <rogerkola at aol.com>: --------------
> Maybe time to get that tape recorder back out??
> ----- Original Message -----
> Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 9:18 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-7 milliwatt CW
> > Hey everyone,
> > I worked the AO-7 pass just after 00:00 UTC here because it had a maximum
> elevation for me of almost 89 degrees. I wanted to see how much, if any, my
> ability to work would expand when runninng a half-watt if a used CW instead
> of SSB.
> > On this pass, at least, I had a copyable signal from 30 degrees to 30
> degrees, and made a partial contact at 00:15 UTC with a station whose call
> sign I did not fully copy - which is totally my fault. The call was WA4 (or,
> at least, that's what I copied), but I didn't catch the suffix. The signal
> faded slightly, and I didn't ask for a repeat. That's embarrassing, and I
> apologize to the operator for that. When he called me, AO-7 was below 35
> degrees. I reported a 589 to him, and he gave me a 559, which exceeded my
> expectations. When we finished the QSO, AO-7 was at 28 degrees elevation to
> my location, and I faded into the noise.
> > It'll take a few more passes, at least, to say with some measure of
> certainty, but it appears that, for my station, I probably can expect to
> have workable signals at a half-watt out on AO-7 at 50 degrees elevation and
> above in SSB, and at 30 degrees elevation and above in CW. Given the
> compromises I choose to have with a fully portable station, that's not to
> bad for milliwatts.
> > 73 to all,
> > Tim - N3TL
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