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Re: AO-7 orbit 26409




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>Wayne replies:
>
>Yes, a lot of people in North America have made Mode A contacts on 
>AO-7.  It seems that Mode A requires far more uplink power than Mode 
>B.  On mode A I put 50W into a 7x7 yagi, and still don't hear a very 
>strong downlink most of the time on a 2-el 10m yagi.
>
>I don't know if there is a reason or if it is just a coincidence.  Most of 
>the Europe AO-7 passes seem to be Mode B.  Most of the North America AO-7 
>passes seem to be Mode A.

Wayne, I've been on three mode B passes with a very strong downlink, using 
about 3 watts up
to a KLM 22c, and have heard nothing in the entire passband except some 
ditters...
They're mornings here, of course, guess all users are at work...


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