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RE: AO7??



Perry and Jan,
What a kick in the head.
Oscar-7... Out  of my past. I can not believe it!!!
This is so COOL...
I got out of the amateur sat game just after AO-7 and did not get back in
until AO-40.
This is like a time machine.
You should get a big metal for hearing yourself... Now we need the first
QSO.. Talking to yourself does not count. Hi
My rotor transformer burned up, so I have been out of business for a week.
Damm thing was due yesterday, but did not make it. When the xmormer gets
here, I'll SEE YOU AN OSCAR -7.
73
Gunther Meisse
W8GSM
Mansfield, Ohio


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
Behalf Of Perry Yantis
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2002 8:36 PM
To: amsat-bb; nova-net@nlsa.com
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO7??



I put the newer keps in my Nova program that was posted on the Amsat BBs
for AO7.

Then tonight I listened for AO7.

At 2359 gmt on June 22, 2002 I started hearing a beacon at 145.97550 here
in em89 south of Columbus, Ohio.

It started with HI HI then send a bunch of 3 digit numbers, but no
satellite ID.

I then went to 145.953 and input a signal at 432.143 and I heard myself
very loud.

It was so loud that I was sure it was a harmonic in my TS2000x.

But when Nova said the satellite was getting to a lower elevation my
signals started getting weaker.

Then just about the time Nova said AO7 was gone it was!!!!

I then tried again to input on 432.143 and tuned around not hearing a sound
on 145.953 (I tuned the general area of that frequency).

So I don't think it was a harmonic in my TS2000x after all.

But it sure was a strong signal I heard!!!!!!!!

But was it really AO7, or another satellite with a similar orbit????

It will be interesting to find out, ha, ha.

Perry WB8OTH
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