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R: Unused resource.......AO-07



Hi Roger, WA1KAT

I am active very often via OSCAR-7 in SSB or CW and to day april 1
if it switches in Mode-B I will be on from 11:31 UTC to 11:41 UTC
when the East coast of USA is available for me in JN70ES

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Kolakowski <rogerkola@aol.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 2:47 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Unused resource.......AO-07


> I have been scouting AO-07 for the last couple of days and find that is
> doing VERY well during IT'S daylight hours...except for one
problem....very
> few people actually use it....
>
> All this crying about FM sats being "too" easy but few are willing to step
> up and use the linear birds we have....
>
> There is very little "guesswork" or difficulty finding which mode AO-07
> comes up in....both the 10 meter down mode and the 2 meter down mode have
CW
> ID's which almost preclude the usable portion of the pass. Each of which
can
> last up to 20 minutes. Just listen to the 2 beacon frequencies and choose
> your mode when you hear the beacon come up.
>
> It seems you need a little "scroat" (as we call it in New England) to get
> into the 432 input, 15 watts to an omni doesn't seem to do it for
me....but
> there are CQ's going unanswered...which is always a shame....
>
> I'd be happy to hear what others consider a "minimum" "beginners" setup
for
> the two linear LEOS would be....maybe we can move some people over....me,
I
> have to increase the wire gauge on the 12v supply side of my IC-502 and
> maybe put up one of Bob Bruninga's 10° beams.
>
> Bst DX
>
> Roger
> WA1KAT
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