[amsat-bb] Re: Finally
mschulz at creative-chaos.com
Sun Sep 11 08:28:35 PDT 2011
AO-7 is a special bird. Did you check when you tried to work it which mode it was in? I tried several times to
get it while it was in mode A (10m down/2m up) but never received the beacon or any signal with either a
vertical, a beam or a wire. AO-7 is only in mode B every other day. A much easier linear bird to test with would
probably be VO-52. All the frequencies are on the AMSAT page. VO-52 right now uses the Indian transponder.
Let me know if you want to try today on VO-52 in the afternoon.
73 Mike K5TRI
On Sep 10, 2011, at 2:34 PM, Kevin Deane wrote:
> Sorry about all the posts I was wondering what was going on. Looks like the one post finally went through about NEXT weekend. My little Werker batteries seem to be holding up great and will be testing Solar input/radio draw today. Is there something like more points for solar/portable stations? Or is that only for contests or somethin?
> I didnt think it would but I took some test pictures of the GPS and portable station came out good so that will be great for verifacation if needed for the DN Grids for next week. Its an older Garmin but I think it shows all the needed info.
> I bought a duplexer for the Yaesu 857 but am not sure which way the frequencies go for the SSB birds. Must not be transmitting on the right freq cause no one is responding to my calls on AO-7...:(
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