[amsat-bb] Re: [eu-amsat] AO-7

John Hackett archie.hackett at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 25 04:27:33 PDT 2007


Hi MaK,
           I'm not so sure a BLACK LIST is the way to go, however, we most 
certainly DO! need to be aware of the "alligator" ... (all mouth and no 
ears) ... problem on AO-7. I read quite recently a post on the Amsat-bb 
wherea particular station was "explaining" that one *NEEDS* a linear 
amplifier to work AO-7.

Absolutely *not* true ... (using an aerial !!!!! might have 
helped.....LA2QAA & GM1SXX).

Of course, today's FM'ing on AO-7 *may* have been due to ignorance, not 
deliberate QRM, we'll never know but we should !!! encourage people to 
LISTEN before transmitting ... after all, it *IS* full duplex.

I'd suggest "education" to be a better alternative than a"black list" ... 
Alligators will always! be with us with the "mine's bigger than yours!" 
menality.

A re-read of the recommended operating proceedure would do no harm. This 
applies to *ALL* satellites.

PS.

LA2QAA and GM1SXX will soon be publishing an article suggesting a way to 
operate satellites for those amateurs who have severe aerial restrictions or 
who don't currently own the necessary equipment.

I will of course put a link to the article concerned on the EU-Amsat pages.

73 John.   <la2qaa at amsat.org>

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>From: SV1BSX <sv1bsx at yahoo.gr>
>Reply-To: eu-amsat at yahoogroups.com
>To: eu-amsat at yahoogroups.com
>Subject: Re: [eu-amsat] AO-7
>Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 03:48:26 -0700 (PDT)
>
>  Hi John,
>
>  well, I suggest to make a BLACK LIST  (and publish
>that anywhere, like Amsat-BB etc ).
>
>Why not?
>
>  This way I believe that, every LID(= bad-operator)
>will be more careful in order to avoid the LIST!
>
>   After the closed-down of FO-29, we have to care much
>more about AO-7's good-health.
>
>73, Mak SV1BSX
>
>
>--- John Hackett <archie.hackett at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi All,
> >         Somebody knocking 10 kinds of the brown
> > stuff out of AO-7 this
> > morning on orbit 48458.
> >
> > Careful !! with the power chaps or we'll lose this
> > one as well.
> >
> > The recommended operating proceedure can be found at
> > ...
> >
> > <http://www.planetemily.com/ao7/ao7log.php> Just
> > click on "Using AO-7".
> >
> > The more potential new users who are aware that you
> > *DON'T* need 100w to a
> > 10 element beam, the more likely it is that AO-7
> > will continue to provide
> > excellent analogue signals.
> >
> > 73 John.   <la2qaa at amsat.org>




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