[amsat-bb] Re: QRP?
lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Wed Apr 25 12:23:21 PDT 2007
On 25 Apr 2007 at 13:29, Bruce Robertson wrote:
> Quoting John Hackett <archie.hackett at hotmail.com>:
The returning station, rather than
> suggesting QRP, congratulated his partner on an "excellent, strong signal"
> (which happened to be FM'ing the beacon like crazy.)
I try to use minimal power on VO-52 and FO-29 answering a CQ call with this
absolute minimal power and this station never hear me. When i increased to
maximum power he call me back with a S3 report!!!
A CW station was driving the sat power crazy i found some RX system are so poor
the only one way they can achieve a QSO its in CW with all they can throw at
Is it a good idea to send a note to the culprit explaining them what they are
doing or is it a futile action? I for one accept this kind of note but where to
draw a line? A station with a super RX figure will say that all the stations
are using too much power but what about those who should use medium power.
When you are transmitting tune up and down the band and check what it is
hapenning if you see the sat signal going down on each of your transmission it
is probably an indication that something is wrong on your side and something
have to be corrected.
Its an old problem but i found it is always the same stations who are causing
theses problems. Are they seems to be concerned i think not even if we advise
Don't get me wrong it is very possible that each of us one day or another can
also use too much power but if this happen on a regular basis we should act on
"It is not the class of license the amateur holds, but the class of the amateur
that holds the license."
Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
WAC BASIC CW PHONE SATELLITE
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