[amsat-bb] Re: PCSAT-1 over Europe

Chris Bloy chris at photofuture.co.uk
Mon Nov 5 12:41:18 PST 2007

Hi Bob,

>Yes, we noticed that 2/3rds of all PCSAT-1 users are in Europe
>in a SMALL footprint.  While in the USA, there are only half as
>many users but spread out over a much larger area.  SO the
>congestion must be maybe 4 times worse over there in Europe..
I thought as much from looking at findu.com..

>Yes, any collision will cause the weaker signal to not be heard.
>And then the stations just keep trying, further making the
>problem worse.
I don't know what to do about it, as even after I receive the bulletin of 
low usage and low sunlight the stations still flood in.. I have the same 
issue with ANDE and have to use high power to hit and digi too.

Its a shame as this will shorten the live of PCSAT for us all if sometime is 
not done... ISS I believe suffers from the above as I cannot hit that with a 
handheld either.. ALmost to the point of giving up. I will keep trying 
though as I would like to see my 5watt packets digi'd...

All the best,

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