[amsat-bb] Re: Best FD Sat

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Fri Jun 24 12:18:06 PDT 2011


> That would be fun.  I would like to operate a bird that is almost as
> old as I am :o)  I have never used AO-7 before.  Do you think it is
> doable with an arrow antenna?  Will I need to try to use CW?  I have
> never used CW on the sats before.

You are welcome to try CW, but SSB will work on AO-7.  Last year, I
worked all FM and SSB satellites with 5W and a handheld dual-band
Elk log periodic.  As has already been mentioned, if everyone watches
their output power to these satellites, it will be a fun time on those
passes.  :-)



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