[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7

Scott Armstrong aa5am at arrl.net
Sat Jan 22 11:32:53 PST 2011

I second that!
I have been back on satellites for a little over 2 months after being absent from this aspect of the hobby for 30 years.
I am restricted to operating AO-7 Mode A at present because of a lack of functioning 70cm equipment. In those 2 months , I have heard about 25 unique calls with a small fraction of that being what I would consider regulars. There is even a smaller fraction of that total that posts on the AO-7 log page.
I have listened on Mode B and there seems to be much more activity there.  Why?   Is it because of the 10m downlink?
If I can work AO-7 mode A with my lash up system, anyone can.
Why don't you give mode A a try. It's not very busy and is very reliable.  
Hope to hear some new activity on Mode A. Drop me an email if you would like to set up a sked. 
Scott Armstrong - AA5AM
Blue Ridge TX - EM13sg
A, R and X Sorter- W5 QSL Bureau
> Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 17:30:42 +0000
> From: w7lrd at comcast.net
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-7
> Hello 
> Check out the log for AO-7 http://www.planetemily.com/ao7/ao7log.php  you will notice how much activity it gets from our European friends, as compared with the U.S.  From many parts of the U.S some good DX can be had.  Even from way over here in Seattle I can work a "piece" of Europe.  Given the age of AO-7 I consider every QSO a gift. 
> 73 Bob W7LRD 
> Seattle 
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