[amsat-bb] odd phenomena AO7 ?

Scott scott23192 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 22:02:59 UTC 2020

Good day, Ron!

Satellite 'Move-2' was west of your location around that time & is supposed
to have a beacon on 145.950.  So, that's a possible source.



-Scott,  K4KDR


On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 5:38 PM Ron VE8RT via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>

>   back in the late 80's and early 90's I'd heard this on the HF sats
> that downlinked on 10M, but not on 2M.
>  While looking at future satellite plots I had the receiver tuned to
> the mid band of the AO7 downlink and I'm hearing CW (145.948 MHz).
> There are no amateur satellites above my horizon, anywhere.  It was
> very clear, sounded like someone listening for their output, long
> dashes, bursts of CW, pauses, more of the same.  I thought that I'd
> recorded it, but I didn't press the record button long enough and have
> nothing to show for it.  GPredict, at about 21:12 UTC had the azimuth
> of AO7 at 327 deg with an elevation of -54.  It lasted a few minutes
> and the followed the Doppler correction as shown on GPredict.  When I
> pointed my antenna to the GPredict azimuth for AO7 the signal strength
> noticeably increased.
>   Does this also happen on 2M?
>     Ron VE8RT
> --
> Ron VE8RT <ve8rt at yknwt.ca>

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