[amsat-bb] PCSAT-1 & THD7 ?
hamoen at iae.nl
Mon Nov 5 13:59:24 PST 2007
> I just wonder how successful digi'ing via PCSAT using a TH-D7 has been?
I tried Sunday during a 60 degrees pass with
- THD7 full battery (=2.5W)
- 4 elements DL6WU hand held beam
With this setup I can work AO51 always noise-free.
But I could not get a single packet over PCSAT. I think
this is not so much due to PCSAT, but more due to the
fact that it sees 10..20 stations transmitting at the
same time... only the strongest one wins :-(
Sunday I also saw MAILBOX traffic, that can also reduce
the APRS success rate !
Would be interesting to read more reports.
The good news is of course that Europe is a big PCSAT user group !
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