[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Operating Areas (OA's)

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Tue Jan 29 20:47:56 PST 2008

On Jan 29, 2008, at 1:28 PM, Tony Langdon wrote:

> At 06:18 AM 1/30/2008, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> The GLOBAL map of HAM radio activity is extremely diverse, with
>> probably 95% of the HAM Radio population all sharing only 5% of
>> the footprints of our satelites.  Trying to make "rules" without
>> accounting for this 400-to-1 diversity severly limits the
>> utility of our satellites.
> This is certainly a good point.  I'm sure few, if any in the US or
> Europe have experienced what I have on many occasions - an FM bird to
> themselves, and I'm also sure they've never had a ragchew on such a
> satellite.

Oh, I dunno Tony -- I've heard some doofuses rag-chewing on AO-51 over  
the U.S. when ten other stations were semi-patiently waiting during  
certain passes.  It especially seems to happen during the really GOOD  
passes folks are waiting for (for whatever reason... some rare guy in  
the middle of nowhere, or a pass that has the right angles for a  
possible DX shot).

LOL!  Pbbbt. (GRIN)

So you're not alone.  :-)

Nate Duehr, WY0X
nate at natetech.com

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