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Re: AO-7 Out of Eclipse



Hi Emily

Looks like AO-7 is back in Mode B again.  Heard myself calling CQ on the 
1400 UTC pass.

Dan N8DZM
#33913

Emily Clarke wrote:

> I had run some numbers this past weekend and it predicted that AO-7 
> would go out of eclipse, and sure enough it did.  On Jan 11 at 09:38 
> F6BYJ reported that AO-7 was in Mode A, and since that time no Mode B 
> contacts have been made.
>
> The original theory was that AO-7 progresses from Mode B to Mode C, 
> then to Mode A when power drops. However generally this would only 
> last for one orbit since it would resent when it entered eclipse.
>
> Now that the orbit has precessed (in relationship with the grey line) 
> to the point it won't go into eclipse, it doesn't appear it will be 
> reset by lack of sunlight.  This condition will persist until 
> approximately the 10th of March 2006.
>
> It will be very interesting to see if AO-7's mode changes during this 
> time.  If you find AO-7 in Modes B or C, please be sure to log your 
> contacts in the AO-7 log at:
> http://www.emilyshouse.com/experthams/ao7/index.html
>
> 73,
>
> Emily
>
>
>
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