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Re: AO-7 tonight - would like to receive




Ah, so it's not just me.  I worked two passes of AO-07 tonight, and noticed there was no beacon on either pass.  

Greg  KO6TH


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> From: sparkycivic@shaw.ca
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2008 00:01:50 -0600
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 tonight - would like to receive
> 
> I have tried to hear the mode A and B beacon a few times over the last few 
> weeks, and did not hear anything.  I noticed the same thing during the last 
> non-eclipse period earlier this year as well.  The mode-B beacon seems to be 
> easy copy when there's eclipses, leaving me to wonder if maybe the 
> beacon/telemetry system only works for so long, or maybe it gets turned-off 
> by some means.  I have never heard the mode-A beacon.  I once heard the 
> mode-B beacon sending  repetitive "hihi" at extremely fast speed(60-plus 
> WPM!), although I can't remember if it was during a non-eclipse period or 
> not.  It normally sends sequences of three-by-three telemtry data beginning 
> with "hihi", just like FO-29 does now.
> 
> I also wonder if any command station have tried any commands on AO-7 in 
> recent times, to see if it responds to commands such as beacon on/off, 
> telemetry beacon speed, or transponder-mode switch?
> 
> Auke
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Joseph Holman" 
> To: 
> Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2008 7:23 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-7 tonight - would like to receive
> 
> 
>> Any AO-7 users available tonight to help me with a receive experiment on 
>> my end?
>>
>> I'm setting up a new station and would like to hear something on AO-7.
>>
>> I read that the beacon may or may not be on all the time - is this true?
>>
>> During the last pass right now, I did not hear a beacon around 145.975 - 
>> should I be?
>>
>> Joe, AD7D.
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