[amsat-bb] AO-07

Joe nss at mwt.net
Fri Oct 7 14:11:03 UTC 2016

I wonder if anyone has actually done any studies after all these years 
on propagation's through this bird. AO-07

I find it in the past couple weeks soo interesting on how varied the 
level of signal strengths can be on very similar passes.

Where one pass, vs another are almost identical, yet one will be full of 
stations, and the next one all I hear is my own CQ.

BUT...  that difference can be all made by just who is actually on the air.

BUT....  then take two passes that are almost identical, and ignore all 
the other people, and pay attention to just your own signal, where on 
this pass my sig is soo weak that 90% of the time I'm hearing nothing, 
then next pass that is very similar I am actually moving the S meter the 
signal is sooo strong.

And in theroy, this is all Line Of Sight communications, the losses from 
one pass vs another should be the same.

Yes polarity can be an issue, but I cant see it being the reason for the 
whole pass duration.

Very Interesting!

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