[amsat-bb] AO-7 Status

skristof at etczone.com skristof at etczone.com
Mon Sep 18 17:11:26 UTC 2017

Sounds good! I've got the radios for possible CW QSO on Mode A. If
anyone has done CW on AO-7 Mode A, do you have any pointers? Any
particular part of the bandwidth where CW ops hangout? 

Steve AI9IN

On 2017-09-18 12:50, Paul Stoetzer wrote:

> Just a note that AO-7 has been reliably in Mode B for the past several
> days. For the past several months, AO-7 has had a tendency to flip
> from Mode B to Mode A even in the presence of only modest uplink
> signals, likely due to poor illumination on the solar panels. As the
> seasons have progressed, it appears that the illumination situation
> has improved. Get on and make some QSOs! This would be a particularly
> good time to set up skeds for extreme range QSOs.
> According to DK3WN's illum software, from October 15th through
> November 21st, AO-7 will be in constant sunlight. During this period,
> the 24 hour timer will function and the satellite will spend 24 hours
> in Mode B then 24 hours in Mode A. Get those 10 meter antennas ready!
> 73,
> Paul, N8HM
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