[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 mode B

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Jun 30 13:03:47 PDT 2010

Hi Bob!

> AO-7 seems "stuck" in mode B.  This is not a bad thing.  Anyone know, how, why etc.

Stuck?  It looks like it was in mode A yesterday, and - based on the
posts at http://oscar.dcarr.org/ - switched back to mode B around
2200-2300 UTC yesterday.  In a few hours, we'll know if it goes back
to mode A or stays in B.

I wish it would stay in mode B for another week and a half, so it
would be available every day of my upcoming trip.  ;-)  But if it is
back to switching between modes A and B, I will work around
that.  I'm open to schedules for contacts stretching the AO-7
footprint (as well as stretching HO-68 and FO-29 footprints) when
I'm up in Canada.  Parts of Europe are possible from Vancouver
Island, and I'd like to see if I can improve on my personal best for
a long-distance satellite QSO (over 6700km, from an AO-7 QSO
in May between Dayton OH and OZ1MY).



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