[amsat-bb] AO-07 Mode B switched off at 20170404 19:28 UTC
Bill Bordy, NJ1H
nj1h at comcast.net
Tue Apr 4 19:57:39 UTC 2017
As has been reported before, excess power to AO-07 can cause a reset of
the transponder. While monitoring AO-07 today, I heard it switch off
during a QSO in process. Power should be reduced to the minimum required
to hear your downlink.
On the previous pass of the satellite while it was out over the
Atlantic, I called CQ on SSB throughout the pass without resetting the
transponder. Unfortunately, no other stations were heard on the
satellite. I was using a panadapter to monitor the full pass band.
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