Launched: September 26, 1993
Orbit: 793 Km Period: 101 Min Typical Window: 14.5 Min
AO-27 (Eyesat) is a Low Earth Orbit satellite in FM repeater mode. This Satellite is very good for getting a number of contacts. There is always a large number of people on it, including many rovers. The satellite is on only during the day time. Due to the short time of the pass and the number of people most QSO are very short!
Uplink 145.850 FM
Downlink 436.797 FM
Equipment Required: Mode J
Uplink: 2m whip at ~5W or Yagi at 100mW
Downlink: 70cm 6 element yagi or better. Down link is weak.
2M and 70CM Dual Band radio or 2M transmitter and 70 CM receiver.
This satellite can be tracked by hand. However, this satellite moves
quickly. Fixed antennas do not work well, the down link is very weak.
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