[amsat-bb] AO-7B Performance 1005utc 3Aug2012

John Papay john at papays.com
Fri Aug 3 05:28:48 PDT 2012

AO-7B continues to struggle along.  This mornings
1005utc pass was no exception.  No signals were heard
from Europe and I could not hear my downlink until the
satellite was over 15 degrees.  Low power up on cw
produced key clicks in the downlink.  Surprisingly, higher
power started to produce a tone along with the key clicks.
On voice the downlink was distorted with low power.  Again,
higher power produced more audio and less distortion.  I only
heard one station sending dah's but very weak.  AO-7 seems
to have good passes and not so good passes.  You just have
to keep trying and hope to find a good one.
John K8YSE

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