[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 beacon

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Mon Mar 23 18:08:19 PDT 2009

Hi Joe,

OK, fair enough. That beacon has been heard recently when the satellite is 
in Mode A, and has been transmitting RTTY telemetry. Until recently it 
hadn't been heard for a long while. AO-7 is also exiting a period of 
continuous solar illumination, so things are beginning to behave more 
chaotically. You might want to check http://oscar.dcarr.org/ and 
http://www.planetemily.com/ao7/main.php to get an idea of the immediate 

73, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joseph Armbruster" <josepharmbruster at gmail.com>
To: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner at mindspring.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb at AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 9:00 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-7 beacon

> Andrew,
> I tried to listen to the 435.1000 MHz CW with no luck.
> Joe, KJ4JIO
> Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
>> Which beacon? The satellite was in Mode B, and the 145.972 beacon only 
>> works occasionally. There was plenty of activity around 145.950. I worked 
>> K3SZH, K4TB, KG4ZLB, and K7ULS. On the previous pass I worked K3SZH and 
>> PS8RF, and heard several others.
>> 73, Drew KO4MA
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joseph Armbruster" 
>> <josepharmbruster at gmail.com>
>> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>> Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 8:38 PM
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-7 beacon
>>> I just attempted to listen to the AO-7 beacon as it passed over the west
>>> coast of Florida.  I couldn't pick it up...
>>> Is anyone else able to hear it?
>>> Joseph Armbruster, KJ4JIO
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