On 9/28/23 17:19, Zach Metzinger via AMSAT-BB wrote:
After some success with RS-44, I wanted to try my hand at this old gal. However, AO-7 appears to be off-the-air today: I checked the usual Mode B and then Mode A (10m) as well. The status page also lists a lot of stations which haven't heard her today.
Looks like she's back in action today! I was, at least partially, successful in working K2PLL via CW on the 21:00 pass today, which only peaked about 21deg at my QTH. I was able to hear K2PLL on SSB, but not work him on that mode.
RX via "plumber's delight" 2m j-pole, no preamp, TX via my 3-D printed Lindenblad design from the Sept/Oct 2020 Journal.
More motivation to get the Az rotator and short Yagis in the attic actually pointing. :-)
--- Zach N0ZGO