[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 beacon

Andy MacAllister w5acm at swbell.net
Fri Jan 1 15:30:40 PST 2010

David, and other AO-7 watchers,

I was hoping for Mode B or Mode A, but we got Mode "D" (435.1 MHz beacon 
Yes, I guess it just cycled into the 70-cm beacon mode for the last pass of 
SKN 2010!
At least it was a nice strong carrier, and I got in some SKN QSOs via AO-51 
just a bit earlier.

TNX to AA5PK, N3TL and K2BMI for the AO-51 SKN contacts!

73 de Andy W5ACM

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Giles" <vk5dg at amsat.org>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 4:38 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-7 beacon

> Hello and happy new year,
> I've just been listening to AO-7.  The 10m beacon was off and I couldn't
> raise a signal through the transponder.  But I did hear the 70cm beacon
> and it was only transmitting a constant carrier (no RTTY or CW this time).
> Any of the old hands know what would cause this?
> 73 de David VK5DG

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