[amsat-bb] New AO-7 Distance Record?

John Papay john at papays.com
Sun Sep 6 18:36:37 UTC 2015

 From the OPDX Bulletin 1230 September 7, 2015:

BIRD DISTANCE RECORD! [Possible New Distance Record on the AO-7 Satellite].
Dave, KG5CCI, operating portable on a mountain in Grid EM24UQ worked EA5TT
in Grid IM99SL on September 5th at approximately 1812 UTC on the AO-7
satellite in Mode B (U/V). The distance according to Tiny Locator was
7931km. The high elevation in EM24 made it possible to exceed the theoret-
ical 7900km maximum range for AO-7. AO-7 was launched in 1974 and went
silent in 1981. It came back to life in 2002 and now operates when in
sunlight from its circular 1450km orbit. Congratulations to Dave and

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http://www.papays.com/opdx.html  New issues come out every
Sunday evening.

John K8YSE

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