[amsat-bb] AO-7 Mode A
straarup at gmail.com
Tue Jun 13 01:45:26 UTC 2017
I yet have to work someone other than N4UFO on mode A, usually when the
bird gets flipped there are no-one on mode A. Therefore I don't always
setup for mode A.
I usually work trunk mobile.
Vy 73 de AK4WQ/OZ2DAK, Soren Straarup
On Jun 12, 2017 13:09, "Zach Metzinger" <zmetzing at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 06:26:38PM -0500, Joe wrote:
> > I just played with it some when the Mode "A" was predictable a few
> > months ago. And from what I remember in like 1976 it seemed a LOT
> > stronger back then. Nothing special a 10 meter dipole and Drake TR-4 for
> > the receiver back then.
> I was able to pick up yesterday's pass at about 2:15pm CDT driving south
> along I-35 in central OK. This was a Mode A pass, as I could distinctively
> hear the FM-ing of CW signals around 29.450, but I was not able to pick out
> the telemetry beacon at 29.502. My code skills are rusty, so I didn't catch
> the station's call.
> Rig is IC-706MKIIG with AH-4 matching a 98" whip mounted on the back hitch.
> Preamp was on.
> --- Zach
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