[amsat-bb] Re: 0148-0209 AO-7 pass
bbj at innismir.net
Wed Nov 5 07:00:27 PST 2008
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Dave Guimont wrote:
> Fred, VE3FAL wrote:
>> Called CQ and not a single voice heard on the band tonight, guess all are
>> watching the election..
> Fred, I did the same thing on FO29 ~ 2000 z today, and heard no one
> besides myself!!
> And I was looking at a good chunk of Mexico, all of the Pacific
> states, western third of Canada...all of Alaska, a big chunk of Eastern Russia
> What in the world has happened to the ham satellite community in the
> USA and Canada?
> And AO51 was designed to promote hamsats!!
AO-51 is always very crowded when in V/U FM mode, so I think it's doing
a pretty good job promoting satellite work. I think this shows that FM
satellites are just more popular then SSB ones, which, if you think
about it make sense considering the amount of 2M/70cm SSB equipment
versus 2M/70cm FM equipment.
Perhaps we should focus on getting more FM LEOs aloft to distribute the
load from AO-51 and continue praying that AO-27 wakes from it's slumber.
Ben Jackson - N1WBV - New Bedford, MA
bbj <at> innismir.net - http://www.innismir.net/
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