[amsat-bb] Re: AO7-A
w7lrd at comcast.net
Mon Oct 8 10:22:20 PDT 2012
I also get on mode A Frank and usually just listen to my own downlink...in addition when the antennas are burning off during re-entry we can do some meteor scatter on the trails!
73 Bob W7LRD
----- Original Message -----
From: "K4FEG" <K4FEG at K4FEG.COM>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2012 5:17:38 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO7-A
Hello Fellow satellite users;
Is anyone operating AO7-a? A few of us "diehard" satellite users are
working AO7-A, the satellite is generally pretty empty, normally I am
just listening to my own signal on the down-link.
Mode A works just as well as Mode B does, you can use your HF beam as a
receiving antenna if need be to copy the down-link. From EM55aj I have
worked 2E1EUB in the U.K., I have worked Hector, CO6CBF, in Cuba and I
have worked HK3MKE in Columbia, the satellite works fine there are just
not many stations there.
If anyone wants to give AO7-A a try drop me an email, I am retired and
have the time to operate and I don't mind the early morning or late in
the evening passes, I have a SKYPE account that I can be reached on as
We are running out of options here on the satellites and I am not an SWL
so I don't plan on sitting around just waiting for a satellite miracle,
If it's up there and it will receive my transmissions, I am going to try
and operate that satellite!
Remember: Just work them "birds" until the antennas burn off during
That's my story and I am sticking to it!
Frank; K4FEG EM55aj
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