New distance record working AO-7

AO-7 ModelThe 7849km AO-7 world record set by AC0RA and I (NZ5N) on July 2 lasted less than 48 hours.  Wyatt once again woke up early and this time drove 150 miles to EN41ad.  We had a 30 second QSO at 0949Z to extend the record to 7903.55km. Thanks, Wyatt, this has been fun.

NZ5N record information.
Source: Amsat-NA Mailing List

AO-7 Mode A

AO7 Phase-IIBToday we put up a multi band antenna that can be used for 28, 21 and 14 MHz. The next couple of days we will give Oscar 7 a try when it is in mode A. I hope noise levels are much lower in mode A then in mode B. It is very difficult to work stations because of the high noise level when the satellite is in Mode B and is descending to the north.

I have no idea if a single multi band antenna will be enough for Mode A. Hope to hear you on Oscar 7.