[amsat-bb] AO-7 Status
af5cc2 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 17:35:03 UTC 2017
Hope to hear you on Mode A CW. I have made some CW QSOs on Mode A. Most
stations seem to hang out around the middle of the passband. That is 29.450
on the downlink. I think it is 145.900 on the up link but I might be
wrong. Also remember than in Mode A, AO7 is NON-INVERTING, so increasing
your uplink frequency will also increase the frequency you come back to
73 John AF5CC
On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 12:11 PM, <skristof at etczone.com> wrote:
> 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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