[amsat-bb] Re: AO7-b MODE??

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at verizon.net
Sun Jun 16 17:53:55 PDT 2013

I just heard it a few minutes ago in Mode B. Two stations on SSB, 
several CW, and a lot of FM'ing.

I could barely hear my downlink on a 60* pass, so not sure what's going 
on. I was able to get into FO-29 earlier today FB, so I know my station 
is working.

73, Jim  KQ6EA

On 06/16/2013 03:52 PM, k4feg wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I know it is fathers day, but I have a question for the BB'S, Can we 
> check to see if AO7 is in Mode A today?
> I have reports from Europe that it was not heard in Mode B but my 
> compatriot in Europe does not have mode A capabilities.
> I have been doing yard work this morning in advance of rain so I 
> missed the morning passes over the USA, I will be on later to see if 
> we have had a switch.
> While during this Eclipse Cycle, AO7 has been coming up in Mode B 
> since May 21, 2013, I have been advised that it is a purely random 
> chance that it will come up in one mode or the other. There are 
> periods of full eclipse lasting 9 or more minutes over Antarctica and 
> maybe this was a random switch to Mode A.
> I will be monitoring the 1852UTC pass over EM55aj84ta to see what I 
> copy, it is a 2 degree pass for me so it is not my best pass, any 
> reports would be appreciated.
> 73 All FRM
> GGHQ: EM55aj84ta
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