[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7

Mark Lunday, WD4ELG mlunday at nc.rr.com
Sat Dec 13 06:43:00 PST 2008


My (limited) experience has been that I start in the middle of the passband
and keep sending CW "dits" and tuning my TS570 on 10 meters until I hear my
signal.  I am using an off-center fed dipole.  It is a bit tricky at first.

Also, I asked the question about egg-beaters on this BB awhile ago, and
received almost universal feedback that while the antenna is good...I should
be using one of the hand-held directional antennas like an Arrow or an Elk.
I do have both of those now, never had a chance to use an egg-beater.
Perhaps it may be that the AO7 bird is higher/older and that is a factor as

Mark Lunday
wd4elg at arrl.net

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of acjohn1 at juno.com
Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2008 9:24 AM
To: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-7

Good morning
 I have severial questions about working AO-7 that I hope someone can he=
lp me with. How many watts dose it take to get into the bird? Is there a=
ny trick to finding your downlink? I am using a Icom 718 for a downlink =
on a 80m horizontal loop and a FT-718 for a uplink with a home made eggb=
eater antenna. I can hear the bird pretty good but just can't get into i=
t or find my signal if I am
Thanks and 73

John Rusmiselle

John Rusmiselle

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