[amsat-bb] Re: AO-07 pass
aa5uk at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 4 13:09:22 PDT 2010
Folks, It was a worth a short on todays' 15:38 UTC AO7 Pass but no Joy!
Unfortunately we have had heavy winds in excess of 30 to 40 mph gusting to 50mph. The static levels on 2m receive are very high and I could barely hear a few voices on the satellite. The only station I could barely make out was KC7MG. I was looking for K8YSE, WD9EWK and several others, but I just could not hear my own downlink. Strange because the day before I had pass all to myself over the Pacific and I had all the SatPC setting correct and ready to go for this pass. I could hear myself perfectly.
I also was pointing my antenna straight at a big rain cloud in the path of the satellite and I am sure that did not help matters with the signal or the QRN on 2m.
Sorry it was worth the try but tropical conditions are causing some interesting attenuation and noise on AO7 and VU52 downlinks. FO-29 and HO68 on the other work like a charm I can work those with 5 W and my Elk antenna with no trouble. One could probably turn down the power even more and get into those satellites without any difficulty.
Diving got canceled due to bad weather. I will take a look what I can still work this afternoon. I will be out of dinner which means I can't make the FO-29 passes at 03:26 or 05:07 UTC. Sorry. Last day here and I need to take out my significant other to keep her happy.
Aloha from windy Kauai.
73, Adrian AA5UK/KH6
From: Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Sun, April 4, 2010 5:59:51 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-07 pass
I think K8YSE and others were focusing on AA5UK/KH6 in
Hawaii after 1538 UTC or so. Probably the last shot for
many to get Adrian
out there. I think I heard you in there, but was
trying for Hawaii also.
Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK - south of Phoenix AZ
On 4/4/10, Dads <w0sat at msn.com> wrote:
> I was on this last pass on AO--07 at 15;40 Z.
> I tried to call CQ no answer.
> I heard k8yse with a good down link,
> I gave him a call but no answer.
> I had a good downlink too.
> Do some people have receive problems ??
> 73 Jerry w0sat
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