[amsat-bb] QSOs North America LU/Q on AO7

Luis Quintas lu6quintas at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 14:15:38 PDT 2011

Bob (N3LL) and I (LU6QI) made a QSO on AO7 in SSB Mode B at 22.22 UTC
on April 5, 2011, during orbit 66529. The distance between our
respective QTHs is 6914.6 km.
I also contacted Adrian ZF8/ZF2AE a few days before, covering agn more
than 6000 km.
I use some antennas from Cushcratf (Oscar Boomers) 22XB (14db) in 2mts
and 738XB (15.5 db) in 70cm with an elevation-azimuth rotor.  There is
some kind of smooth valley to the north and west of my location and it
looks vy clear in those directions, so I can listen quite often this
satellite almost at the horizon level.
I have worked on AO7 Mode B other stations from North America and in
some cases they used portable antennas or yagis fixed at some angle
(named 20 degrees up) and we could still make a QSO.
I am QRV for other stations who would like to attempt a QSO either in SSB or CW.
My grid locator is FF66TQ. My mail is lu6quintas at gmail.com
Tnx, Best 73 de

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