[amsat-bb] AO-7 Mode A

RaySoifer@cs.com RaySoifer at cs.com
Fri Jan 12 09:23:12 PST 2007

Today at 1700 GMT, AO-7 came up in Mode A and stayed there for the entire 
pass.  I had no trouble getting in with approximately 100 W eirp, producing an S7 
downlink signal through my very unremarkable 10-meter receiving system: a 
Ten-Tec Argonaut V and a Hy-Gain AV-640 vertical antenna.  The beacon, on 29.502, 
was at about the same strength.

There was only one problem: mine was the only signal in the passband.

Moral: if you don't find AO-7 on Mode B (U/V), try Mode A.  You might be 
pleasantly surprised!


Ray W2RS

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