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Re: Alaska - Europe, was: Re: AO-51 DX-by-mail



Heard AO7 on this morning for a pass on mode B. Didn't seem like there was
too much activity, though. Did hear a VE3 calling CQ and working a few.

73s John NE0P

----- Original Message -----
From: "Edward R. Cole" <al7eb@acsalaska.net>
To: "Andre PH7AT" <ph7at@ph7at.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 3:21 AM
Subject: Re: Alaska - Europe, was: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-51 DX-by-mail


> Andre,
>
> Yes, well I wasn't including AO-7 as a Leo, I guess.  Is it a Leo with
1460
> km apogee orbit?  In any case I was talking about the FM Leos that do not
> have as large a footprint.  Even FO-29 does not extend enough over the
pole
> for much of a common window.
>
> I was really talking about the contrast with a true Heo such as AO-13 or
> P3E which provides hours of common coverage over large parts of the earth.
>
> I have not heard many reports on how well AO-7 is working these days.  I
> have been working Oscar-0 most of the time this last year!  That is trully
> a Heo at ~370,000 km!  Of course I am talking about the Moon and eme.
>
> So I guess one should never say never :-)
> 73's Ed
>
> BTW how many European's have worked Alaska on a Leo....hold up your hands!
>
> At 07:03 PM 12/6/2005 +0100, Andre PH7AT wrote:
> >Hi Ed,
> >
> >Alaska *is* in range of Europe. I just checked and there are several
> >occasions every day where we have a mutual window
> >on AO-7 from my location (JO21). Working the UK should be even easier.
> >Time zone differences (you are 10 hours behind
> >of Europe) are a problem ofcourse and AO-7 must be in the sun.
> >
> >Practical problem might be that when AO-7 is that far up over the north
> >pole most of the time I get a lot of QRM so
> >working this bird is very hard to say the least. But it would be very
> >nice DX.
> >
> >Well, maybe it can be done ;)
> >
> >73!
> >
> >Andre PH7AT
> >www.ph7at.net
> >
> >Edward R. Cole wrote:
> >
> >>specialty types of hamming ... e.g. microwave or meteor scatter).
Alaska
> >>(thankfully) is in range for good Leo activities with Canada and parts
of
> >>the lower-48 states...but not Europe.
> >>
> >>
> >
> 73's,
> Ed - KL7UW
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