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