[amsat-bb] The USA 7, Europe 0.
archie.hackett at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 4 14:25:00 PDT 2007
I see I'm not the only one who noticed ... (well done
SV1BSX) ... AO-7, on the 4th of September ... of the 4 European stations ...
(myself included) ... calling, NOBODY managed to raise anyone, while all 6
American stations ... (and 1 Japanese) ... all managed QSO's in mode-A.
Bone idle? ... too easy? ... forgotten how to switch on an HF receiver? ...
OK, it's not a competition but there must be a reason for the continental
difference ... 'theories' may be written on the back of a $100 ... (or Euro)
.... note and sent to La2qaa.
I am *NOT* soliciting, the last sentence was 'tongue-in-cheek' ... if you
absolutely must !!! get rid
of some cash ... donate it to Amsat.
73 John. <la2qaa at amsat.org>
100What's the explanation?.
>From: "SV1BSX" <sv1bsx at yahoo.gr>
>Reply-To: eu-amsat at yahoogroups.com
>To: <eu-amsat at yahoogroups.com>
>Subject: [eu-amsat] AO-7/Mode-A
>Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 21:25:48 +0300
> Hello all,
>just I wondering why the Europeans are not active in Mode-A.
>Mode-A at my opinion is easier than Mode-B, you need just a VHF and
>your HF gear. The downlink is also easier as the Doppler-shift is minimal
>and the downlink signal stronger enough, even if the fading its a bit
> Try the Mode-A, PLEASE. Most times the "Grand Old Lady" is lonely over
>That is no good. So, a "rendezvous" with "Old Lady"/A is waiting !
>Always we must be Gentlemans with "Old Ladies" !
>73, Mak SV1BSX
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