[amsat-bb] AO-7

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Jun 24 22:27:40 UTC 2015

No. When the satellite powers up after losing power in eclipse, it
comes up by default in Mode B and pretty much enters Mode A randomly,
usually when someone transmits with too much power, causing a voltage
drop that causes the satellite to switch modes.

When the satellite is in constant sunlight, it does switch between
Mode A and Mode B every 24 hours, but there are never very many users
of Mode A.

Between October and December of this year, this will be the case and
Mode A should be available every other day, but after that, AO-7 will
not be in constant sunlight for many years.


Paul, N8HM

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 6:21 PM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
> This has peaked my interest in this old bird.
> Is there a schedule someplace that I can view to know when it will be in
> mode "A"?
> Joe WB9SBD
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