[amsat-bb] AO-07

Jim Walls jim at k6ccc.org
Sat Oct 8 23:11:49 UTC 2016

My first guess would be that because AO-7 is functionally running with no 
battery, if one station is running high power, it easily hogs all the power 
 -------- Original Message --------
> From: "Joe" <nss at mwt.net>
> Sent: Friday, October 7, 2016 7:11 AM
> To: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-07
> 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 
> 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!
> Joe WB9SBD
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