[amsat-bb] Re: Radio amateur calling protocol
vk3jed at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 15:56:34 PST 2008
At 09:57 AM 2/27/2008, Alan Cresswell wrote:
>Tony Langdon gives a false impression of current activity in this part of
>the world (VK/ZL). There is daily activity on AO-51, VO-52 AO-07 (Both
>modes) AO-16 and to a lesser extent SO-50. In the past six months I have
>had almost 500 satellite QSOs almost equally spread across the above and
>none were pre-arranged!
Must be a bit of a resurgence. I used to try RS-12/13 when it was
active, and never got a random QSO on the bird. I know I was getting
in, as I could hear my own downlink quite clearly.
The FM birds certainly have always been active (with the exception of
those occasional late night passes - I'm talking 11PM - 2AM local
time). ISS was "standing room only" when I tried it the other
week. AO-16 is a whole new ball game. Unfortunately, anything with
UHF SSB is not feasible for me at this point in time. :( VHF SSB I
can do (I have 2m all mode capability). AO-7 I haven't tried, mostly
haven't got round to it, plus having a 50/50 chance (assuming a
random distribution of modes) of it being workable for me (I can only
do Mode A on SSB currently).
Thanks for the update BTW.
73 de VK3JED
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