[amsat-bb] Re: AO-27/SO-50

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Tue Oct 25 10:56:37 PDT 2011

AO-27 was up as of yesterday...  see http://www.papays.com/sat/general.html for 
recordings of 2 passes.

The website has been down for about 2 months, but the satellite itself is still 

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----
> From: Richard Grabotin <hans_2 at yahoo.com>
> To: David Palmer KB5WIA <kb5wia at amsat.org>
> Cc: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Mon, October 24, 2011 11:14:20 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-27/SO-50
> Thank you everyone for your help. I had my first successful contact on SO-50. 
> AO-27 appears to be on hiatus, since the website is also down. 
> My next endeavor is learning the linear transponder birds. I have been  trying 
>to receive AO-7. I never heard a beacon on either mode A or B. (Daytime  pass) I 
>tuned around the downlink and I might have heard some very faint  stations. I 
>guess I need bigger antennas? Perhaps some phasing cables will help.  (it's in 
>the mail)
> Thank you KB5WIA for the contact this evening. 
> Richard 

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