[amsat-bb] AO-73 - Evening transponder time increasing in Northern Hemisphere
n8hm at arrl.net
Tue Aug 18 02:13:09 UTC 2015
As we're nearly two months pass the Summer Solstice here in the
Northern Hemisphere, transponder time is increasing on evening passes
over North America. Here in Washington, DC, on the 0155Z pass, I had 6
minutes and 10 seconds of pass time from AOS until the satellite
entered sunlight and the transponder switched off. I heard and worked
PV8DX at my AOS, but no other stations were heard.
AO-73 is currently the only amateur satellite consistently available
during regular evening hours, even if not for an entire pass, so let's
hear some more activity! It's really quite an easy satellite to work
with the strong downlink.
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