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

R.T.Liddy k8bl at ameritech.net
Wed Nov 6 09:19:43 PST 2013

Whenever I've talked about Mode A at the AMSAT Booth
at the Dayton Hamvention, all I've ever gotten was rolled eyes
and/or total lack of interest. They seem to like orbiting FM
Repeaters and modes/frequencies that few people are equipped
for. With the old RS Mode A Birds, you could do pretty well
with a 10M GP and a Ringo Ranger. 
IMHO......   73,   Bob K8BL   (AMSAT since 1979)

From: "Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL" <vlfiscus at mcn.net>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 10:51 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 Mode A

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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