[amsat-bb] AO7-b MODE??
k4feg at k4feg.com
Sun Jun 16 08:52:06 PDT 2013
I know it is fathers day, but I have a question for the BB'S, Can we
check to see if AO7 is in Mode A today?
I have reports from Europe that it was not heard in Mode B but my
compatriot in Europe does not have mode A capabilities.
I have been doing yard work this morning in advance of rain so I missed
the morning passes over the USA, I will be on later to see if we have
had a switch.
While during this Eclipse Cycle, AO7 has been coming up in Mode B since
May 21, 2013, I have been advised that it is a purely random chance that
it will come up in one mode or the other. There are periods of full
eclipse lasting 9 or more minutes over Antarctica and maybe this was a
random switch to Mode A.
I will be monitoring the 1852UTC pass over EM55aj84ta to see what I
copy, it is a 2 degree pass for me so it is not my best pass, any
reports would be appreciated.
73 All FRM
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