[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 UHF beacon heard

w6zkh@comcast.net w6zkh at comcast.net
Mon Jan 25 18:34:43 PST 2010

It was in mode A, as could hear my CW signal come back to me. Also heard W5QEP with a strong signal, but he never heard me call him. Isnt the propagation just fun on 29 mhz? 

John W6ZKH 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Auke de Jong, VE6PWN" <sparkycivic at shaw.ca> 
To: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org> 
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 6:05:07 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-7 UHF beacon heard 

I am copying a very strong carrier on AO-7 as I write this... 
435.106MHz , no signs of modulation. Planet Emily latest reports show the transponder might be off... I didn't listen for myself... have to swap co-ax, but I was busy trying to figure out if the carrier were definitely the old girl, or Informator-1/RS-14 which were both directly overhead and whose dopper-shifts were similar at the time... I confirmed it to be definitely coming from AO-7. 
As I push "send" the carrier is still clear at 3.5 degrees over the north pole... 

Auke de Jong 
Edmonton, AB 

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