[amsat-bb] AO7 Full Illumination

K4FEG K4FEG at k4feg.com
Thu Aug 1 13:54:13 PDT 2013

I have taken one final look at the time at which AO7 will come back into 
full sunlight and will not lose the sun any more this season.

My predictions show that at /*22:55:32UTC today, AO7 will go back into 
full illumination*/ and no further eclipse's will occur until the 
Eclipse Cycle begins again next May 2014 (Exact date to be determined).

/If the 24 hour Mode switch occurs on time, the satellite will be over 
North America and I will barely still have a footprint on the satellite 
on August 2, 2013 at 22:55:32UTC. //
Just as a matter of intellectual curiosity, /*if any North American 
operators can monitor AO7 on August 2, 2013 at 22:55:32 UTC*/, I would 
like to see if the /*Mode A*/ switch occurs. I will very close to my LOS 
when the switch will possibly happen and I may not be able to hear it.

Any other reports would be appreciated so if the mode switches have 
started back up we can track the daily time of the switch for everyone.

I like Mode A so I hope to catch a few stations there when the mode 
switches return.
I hope the last 10 weeks of AO7 comments have been to much of a bore to 


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