[amsat-bb] Russian speaking QRM on AO-51 Rev: 13642

Justin Burket zorton at jtan.com
Fri Feb 2 22:29:26 PST 2007

Hello from Fairbanks Alaska,

Towards the end of my local coverage the uplink was jammed up with some
nice sounding Russian speaking ladies chatting away on a phone.  Their
input into the bird wasn't that hot but enough to turn on the downlink
and keep it on.

Chalk this e-mail up for another vote to reactivate the PL tone.  Those
of us running QRP into the bird work hard enough pointing the antenna
and getting to a good contact point without having to consider QRM on
top of everything.  Not to mention the whole 2 miles uphill in the snow
in the cold bit... :)

Justin Burket (KL1RL)
Location: BP64CU
Antenna: Stock arrow with "stickers" to get another 3dB performance boost ;)
Radio: Yaesu FT-530 pushing 5 watts of pure love.

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