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Re: The USA 7, Europe 0.



I didn't look myself but could it be ascending vs descending passes
providing better orientation of the solar panels toward the sun? Like I
said...I didn't check this as work (that pays for radios) is taking up much
of my time.

Roger
WA1KAT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Hackett" <archie.hackett@hotmail.com>
To: <eu-amsat@yahoogroups.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 5:25 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] The USA 7, Europe 0.


> Gentlemen,
>                 I see I'm not the only one who noticed  ... (well done
> SV1BSX) ... AO-7, on the 4th of September ... of the 4 European stations
...
> (myself included) ... calling, NOBODY managed to raise anyone, while all 6
> American stations ... (and 1 Japanese) ... all managed QSO's in mode-A.
>
> Bone idle? ... too easy? ... forgotten how to switch on an HF receiver?
...
>
> OK, it's not a competition but there must be a reason for the continental
> difference ... 'theories' may be written on the back of a $100 ... (or
Euro)
> .... note and sent to La2qaa.
>
> NB.
>
> I am *NOT* soliciting, the last sentence was 'tongue-in-cheek' ... if you
> absolutely must !!! get rid
> of some cash ... donate it to Amsat.
>
> 73 John.   <la2qaa@amsat.org>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 100What's the explanation?.
>
>
> stations
>
>
> >From: "SV1BSX" <sv1bsx@yahoo.gr>
> >Reply-To: eu-amsat@yahoogroups.com
> >To: <eu-amsat@yahoogroups.com>
> >Subject: [eu-amsat] AO-7/Mode-A
> >Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 21:25:48 +0300
> >
> >  Hello all,
> >
> >just  I wondering why the Europeans are not active in Mode-A.
> >
> >Mode-A at my opinion is easier than Mode-B, you need just a VHF and
> >your HF gear.  The downlink is also easier as the Doppler-shift is
minimal
> >and the downlink signal stronger enough, even if the fading its a bit
> >harder.
> >
> >  Try the Mode-A, PLEASE. Most  times  the "Grand Old Lady" is lonely
over
> >Europe.
> >
> >That is no good.  So, a "rendezvous" with "Old Lady"/A  is waiting !
> >
> >Always we must be Gentlemans with "Old Ladies" !
> >
> >
> >73, Mak SV1BSX
>
>
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