[amsat-bb] AO-7 help
RSwart1 at twcny.rr.com
Sat Sep 26 06:41:46 PDT 2009
Hi all ..
I am having trouble working AO-07 ..
Could just be newbie syndrome... But I truly
Am not sure why I cant..
I have an FT-897D, 13 element 2 meter yagi and a 11 element 432 yagi.
I can also effectively use the 2 meter yagi on 432.. Matches well
And have used it on repeaters up to 60 miles away on 440..
I use the translation table provided by AMSAT and the books..
Have those programmed into the radio as splits..
LSB 432.XXX up and USB 145.XXX down .
( mode B like this morning )
I can hear PLENTY of QSO's.
I cannot make contact with anyone ..
I even got a little desperate and pulsed my handheld
On the 432 antenna ( like CW dits ) ( harder to id that way LOL )
And tuned the receiver and cannot find my signal ..
Tell me its somehting stupid and simple LOL
Randy - N2CUA
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