[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 Mode A
w7lrd at comcast.net
Wed Nov 6 21:52:06 PST 2013
my 2 cents...back in the day I had a one wavelength loop looking up, I later added a reflector below it, hence a two element round quad looking up, it was some wire inside some pvc pipe. I would start with a quad beam at low elevation then switch to the "vertical" round quad when the satellite was higher. This was super for RS-15. I wrote an article for the journal years ago about it.
73 Bob W7LRD
----- Original Message -----
From: "John" <npacificmariner at gmail.com>
To: "Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL" <vlfiscus at mcn.net>
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 8:15:22 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 Mode A
When I started, I had a hand me down beat up yaesu ft-221R 2m all mode with an old cb mic with a mag mount antenna and a realistic 10m all mode radio that didn’t transmit and a dipole but almost everyday I was either listening to or working someone on RS-10…. ahhhh the life…. it was so good with those russian leo sats, all you needed was a tickle of a signal to work some folks, now today with a TS-2000LE with 23cm, all I see is that fm sats are always clobbered by over-powered users and transponder HOGS, no room to even try to make a contact, what with everyone in my area trying to over-power each other to have control of what little transponder room there is. What a person wouldn’t give for an “A” mode bird or 2 again…. sure do miss those RS birds, they were so much fun…
On Nov 6, 2013, at 7:51, Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL <vlfiscus at mcn.net> wrote:
> At 06:48 PM 11/5/2013 -0800, "R.T.Liddy" <k8bl at ameritech.net> wrote:
>> I've tried AO7-A a number of times, but there's never anyone there to work.
>> Back in the glory days of the RS Birds, Mode A was very active. I sure do
>> miss them. They worked very well!
>> 73, Bob K8BL
> I loved the RS satellites. They're what got me hooked. I wish
> the plan for the next LEO was a new linear mode Mode A bird for
> a starter satellite not another FM 'Grid-Lock' sat.
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