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RE: AO-7 mode B



Hi Emily,

I agree with you. Since 2 weeks I have my new satellite setup on the roof of
my new house and I only heard AO-7 in mode B. As a matter of fact I just
worked
S56HCE on AO-7 in mode B on a N-S pass here (1046 UTC).
I don't know about the rest of the world but here over Europe it does seems
"stuck" in mode B ;)

73,

Andre, PE1OIG
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pe1oig@pe1oig.net - www.pe1oig.net


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From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
Behalf Of Emily Clarke
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 20:04
To: DC
Cc: kk5do@AMSAT.Org; AMSAT
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-7 mode B


David

According to the AO-7 Resource Log that I have been running for a while, it
appears to be stuck in Mode B for about the last 4 weeks and not in Mode A
at all.  I posted a notice about this about 2 weeks ago on the
AMSAT-BB.  While it's possible that it may be in Mode A when we aren't
hearing it, it appears to be a statistical anomaly.

Prior to about 4 weeks ago the satellite was roughly 51%-49% Mode A.  Now
it's swung to about 32/64 Mode B.  This is not completely scientific
because there are probably people who are Mode B enabled (people with Icom
910H for example) but it still seems to be a significant swing.

73,

Emily



At 12:40 PM 11/19/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>While listening to the Houston Amsat net last night there was some
>discussion that AO-7 has not been in mode B for a while.  I seem to recall
>a recent similar discussion on the list.  I did a quick search through the
>database that drives the oscar.dcarr.org status page and found the
>following reports:
>
>[B]_AO-7    2003-11-12    1000UTC    CT2ECS   Heard
>[B]_AO-7    2003-11-10    600UTC    SP6VGJ/3   Heard
>[B]_AO-7   2003-11-10    2100UTC   K1uxb         Telemetry Only
>[B]_AO-7   2003-11-09    1300UTC   N0ZHE       Heard
>[B]_AO-7   2003-11-08    1400UTC   N0ZHE       Heard
>[B]_AO-7   2003-11-08    1600UTC   W4UPD      Heard
>[B]_AO-7   2003-11-07    1300UTC   N0ZHE       Heard
>
>I don't know if this adds anything to the discussion but I thought that
>perhaps I could provide some additional data.  Maybe adding a search the
>database feature might be useful...
>
>73s
>David Carr
>KD5QGR

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