[amsat-bb] AO-7 Mode A

Zach Metzinger zmetzing at pobox.com
Mon Jun 12 18:07:19 UTC 2017

On Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 06:26:38PM -0500, Joe wrote:
> I just played with it some when the Mode "A" was predictable a few 
> months ago. And from what I remember in like 1976 it seemed a LOT 
> stronger back then. Nothing special a 10 meter dipole and Drake TR-4 for 
> the receiver back then.

I was able to pick up yesterday's pass at about 2:15pm CDT driving south 
along I-35 in central OK. This was a Mode A pass, as I could distinctively 
hear the FM-ing of CW signals around 29.450, but I was not able to pick out
the telemetry beacon at 29.502. My code skills are rusty, so I didn't catch
the station's call.

Rig is IC-706MKIIG with AH-4 matching a 98" whip mounted on the back hitch.
Preamp was on.

--- Zach

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