[amsat-bb] Re: Terrestrial QRM to FM satellites

Bob Stewart bob at evoria.net
Thu Sep 20 13:19:41 PDT 2007

John and all,

There are apparently several stations.  I heard a part of a call
"?A9??" on voice and at another time "/R" on CW on the 20:00Z
pass of AO-27 over the US.  Someone else was complaining of
a strong unmodulated carrier for awhile.  I guess I'll have to
set the computer up to start recording.  I doubt it's malicious.
Hopefully it's just "I didn't know".  But, as time passes, they
will perceive ownership of the frequency, of course.


--- "John Marranca, Jr" <jmarranca at bnsystems.com> wrote:

> Hello all.  I, too, have noticed this happen.  I saw it first at the
> Rochester Hamfest this year when Rich N2SPI was giving his demo on the birds
> (...this is how I became interested in ham sats).  During his excellent
> demo, two hams were chatting about pizza, and the like.  I can recall this
> happening during the Mode K Russian sat days.  Quite honestly, I think it's
> rude and selfish that any person would not follow a gentleman's agreement
> bandplan.  (Reminds me of a local guy about 15 years ago that would talk to
> his buddies on 144.000 FM.)
> It's sad, really.
> John KB2HSH
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