[amsat-bb] AO-7 Mode A

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Fri Oct 13 22:59:30 UTC 2017

Just got home and ran Illum. The last eclipse will be at 0211 UTC on
October 14th. Assuming there are no other periods of partial eclipse
that cause it to lose power (a distinct possibility), the 24 hour
timer would switch it to Mode A at 0211 UTC on October 15th.


Paul, N8HM

On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 6:24 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> Oct 15 - Nov 21 is the period of constant sunlight.
> Look for it to switch to Mode A some time on Oct 16th.
> 73,
> Paul, N8HM
> On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 17:44 Tom Schuessler <tjschuessler at verizon.net>
> wrote:
>> I understood that AO-7 is for the moment still in complete sunlight and as
>> such, should be switching back and forth between Mode A/B every 24 hours
>> or
>> so.. Looking though at the amsat.org Satellite Status page, I see no
>> evidence of this.  If it is changing, does anyone know when UTC that is
>> happening?
>> Tom Schuessler
>> N5HYP
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