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Re: AO-7 report.



Looking at the AO7 log for July there were 3 or 4 times it was in Mode A.

73s John AA5JG

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From: "wa6fwf" <wa6fwf@sbcglobal.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 1:09 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 report.


>
>
>
> >A study of the AO-7 eclipse charts for the last 3 years shows a
progression
> > toward non-elipse orbits in late 2007 - 2008.
> >
> > In effect, this means that AO-7 in all probability will not change mode
> > unless anything untoward happens.
> >
> > It also means that we appear to have a permanent mode-B LEO linear
> > transponder for the forseeable future ... providing operators follow the
> > recommended operating proceedure.
> >
>
> Hi John,
>   I do not believe that is correct, I think that once its non-eclipse that
the internal
> timer will no longer get reset by a eclipse and we will go back to a
regular
> mode A B switch based on that timer...
>
> your thoughts???
>
>
> 73
> Kevin WA6FWF
>
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