[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 Mode A

Rob Roschewsk rob at pabut.org
Wed Nov 6 08:59:45 PST 2013

Yep Mode A was fun .... that's where a lot of us got our start .... back
then more folks had HF rigs and 2M SSB rigs were easier to come by (even
for a poor college student like me) .... now I think the landscape has
changed a bit .... VHF/UHF radios are in much shorter supply and I don't
think HF rigs are as commonly owned either (my opinion I could be wrong)

I'm still in shock that SAREX 1 was 30 years ago .... DAM I don't feel THAT

I'm sooo looking forward to the new linear transponder birds .....


On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 3:51 PM, Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL <vlfiscus at mcn.net>wrote:

> At 06:48 PM 11/5/2013 -0800, "R.T.Liddy" <k8bl at ameritech.net> wrote:
>> I've tried AO7-A a number of times, but there's never anyone there to
>> work.
>> Back in the glory days of the RS Birds, Mode A was very active. I sure do
>> miss them. They worked very well!
>> 73,    Bob K8BL
> I loved the RS satellites. They're what got me hooked.  I wish
> the plan for the next LEO was a new linear mode Mode A bird for
> a starter satellite not another FM 'Grid-Lock' sat.
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