[amsat-bb] FO-29 and Field Day?
christopher.maness at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 17:19:33 PDT 2008
For the past several years I have used FO-29 for field day. Is this sat
usable? The sat status appears that it is in a questionable state. I have
never used a FM mode J sat for field day, and would assume that it would
turn into what CBer's call a key down contest, were the biggest amp wins due
to the capture effect. It seems that mode J-FM birds are already crowded
during a regular day. I could only imagine that it would be very difficult
to work during FD. I had listen to VO-52 during FD and noticed that there
was not any FD traffic on the bird. Could we use this sat if FO-29 is not
functional? If so, that is the satellite I plan on trying to work for FD.
I miss RS-12/13 Good bird for FD.
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