@radiofreqs How is AO-7 these days? What is the proper current etiquette / method of working this grand old bird? I’ve read about this, but most such primers are years old. I’d not like to over draw hims old linear transponder if I give it a go. Thanks!
@Shufei Just today there was some information sent out by AMSAT regarding AO-7.
"AO-7 to Enter Full Illumination Period October 9, 2019
"On or about October 9th, AO-7 will enter a period of full illumination that will last until approximately December 2nd. During this time, the satellite’s onboard timer should switch it between Mode A (145 MHz uplink / 29 MHz downlink) and Mode B (432 MHz uplink / 145 MHz downlink) every 24 hours. To check or report the satellite’s current mode, please see the AMSAT Live OSCAR Satellite Status Page at https://www.amsat.org/status/.
"Reporting observations during the first few days of the full illumination period will be helpful for determining the approximate time of the daily mode change.
"Historical information on AO-7’s systems, including the functioning of the 24 hour timer, and operational plans can be found in the AMSAT-OSCAR 7 Technical Operations Plan And Experimenter’s Guide, available at https://tinyurl.com/ANS-279-AO-7.
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