[amsat-bb] Re: accidental satellite ops

John Geiger aa5jg at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 13 14:03:54 PDT 2009

I heard this during the ARRL UHF contest back in August as well and found it amusing.  They are correct, though, and not violating the bandplan as the AO7 uplink is in the weak signal part of the band-that is what happends when your satellites lives for 35 years-band plans change

It would be nice if some of these stations discovered that their terrestial equipment will work fine on the satellites, that is how I became an accidential satellite op.

73s John AA5JG

--- On Sun, 9/13/09, w7lrd at comcast.net <w7lrd at comcast.net> wrote:

> From: w7lrd at comcast.net <w7lrd at comcast.net>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  accidental satellite ops
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Sunday, September 13, 2009, 3:46 PM
> I noticed yesterday while AO-7 was in mode B over the US
> there were several stations who were working the VHF contest
> this weekend.  The downlinks sigs were LSB and obviously
> oblivious they were uplinking to AO-7.   I emailed some of
> them, maybe we can create some accidental satellite
> aficianados. 
> 73 Bob W7LRD 
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