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Re: AO10 now?


hb9oab@AMSAT.Org writes:
> Is you/he/she recently listened or done make qso on oscar 10 or really not
> from more signs of life?
> schedules of possible activity?
> bye
> Franco
> hb9oab@amsat.org

I listen for AO-10 almost every weekend and when I get an apogee pass, I try the transponder just to see if I can hear anything;  nada.

The last contact I logged on AO-10 was in February, 2002:
22.02.2002 2149 W7UVI AO-10 M-B SSB CN98 WA USA Jerry 
and the last opportunity I had for some DX was in January, 2002:
05.01.2002 2044 DC9SU AO-10 M-B SSB JN58 FED REP GERMANY Reiner
05.01.2002 2048 DG2HSF AO-10 M-B SSB JO61 FED REP GERMANY Sigi
12.01.2002 1425 EX8MLT AO-10 M-B SSB MN72 KYRYZSTAN Oleg
27.01.2002 1705 UA3DHC AO-10 M-B CW KO96 EUROPEAN RUSSIA Alex

As can be seen above, even though it was "crippled," it was a fine satellite.  Much like AO-7, you never knew what shape it would be in so you just had to show up and try.  I hope some day to be able to hear it again, just like AO-7 :-)
Jerry, K5OE

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