[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 back in mode J-FM (and VERY busy)
Mon Sep 4 16:27:02 PDT 2006
Nope, the alligators are the ones that are transmitting without
listening. I'm sure you're listening if you are making contacts! :)
On 9/4/06, Tim Tapio <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hope I'm not an alligator with my 15 watts into a discone <smile>.
> 73 de Tim, K4SHF
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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Zachary Schrempp
> Sent: Monday, September 04, 2006 6:40 PM
> To: Ernie Howard
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; John Mock
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 back in mode J-FM (and VERY busy)
> I have noticed that most of the trouble seems to be powerful alligator
> stations that cannot hear the downlink and boost their uplink power to
> very high levels while calling long CQs. This wipes out those of us
> trying to make contacts with HTs.
> On the whole I have found that regular satellite operators are very
> courteous and keep their contacts short, allowing everybody a chance
> to use the satellite.
> 73 - Zach KM7I
> On 9/4/06, Ernie Howard <w8eh-Ernie@cinci.rr.com> wrote:
> > John Mock wrote:
> > > While 'standing on the soapbox', i'd say that i'd like to encourge folks
> > > use the high power mode to let stations who have trouble hearing SO-50
> > > AO-51 to work satellites and get started. I would hope that folks who
> > > mode J-FM on a regular basis would use coastal/oceanic passes, or SO-50,
> > > say hello to their friends and/or talk at length about the weather.
> > Please don't send them over to SO-50 to 'talk at length'. Too much of that
> > is observed sometimes on the weekends now. :)
> > Part of the trouble that I observed with AO-51 is some stronger stations
> > (without PL) or illegal cordless phones, are blanking out the uplink. I
> > trouble after the switch to V/U. I usually run 2 watts to a CP KLM beam.
> > Even with the rig boosted up to 45 watts, I couldn't overcome
> > whatever/whoever was blanking out the sat most of the time. Out of two
> > passes this morning, I made only one contact. Lots of stations on, but
> > the strongest seemed to make it over whatever was blocking us. Strange
> > I didn't have that trouble at all when it was in V/S mode earlier.
> > Ernie W8EH
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> Zachary Schrempp, KM7I
> Ex KE7EYQ
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Zachary Schrempp, KM7I
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