[amsat-bb] Are we ever going to learn?

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Mon Aug 3 21:09:40 UTC 2015

That should be 2100Z...

On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 5:08 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> AO-7 was sounding pretty good. Very strong signals over North America
> around 2200Z, I was having a nice QSO with KC4LE, reducing my power to
> 1 watt when my signal started to warble a bit, until someone started
> CQing in CW with such a strong signal that the whole passband was
> pulsing up and down. Eventually the Mode B transponder shut off under
> the strain.
> Using excessive power on a linear transponder is a violation of two
> sections of Part 97: using minimum power necessary to complete the
> communcations and causing harmful interference to other stations. We
> need an ARRL OO to listen to a few passes and send some OO notices!
> 73,
> Paul, N8HM

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