[amsat-bb] Experience with AO-51 145.880 MHz uplink

OZ1MY oz1my at privat.dk
Tue Feb 17 11:25:32 PST 2009

Hi all,
Right now AO-51 is running with a second repeater, 
for QRP stations here over Europe.
Yesterday and today I have listened - and the uplink is 
partially blocked by a station in the south of Ukraine or 
somewhere with the same latitude.
Yesterday with a long conversation in a language that sounded 
like Russian to me.
Today there was nobody talking but a clean carrier from the same region.

BUT - there were stations in Arab ? from North Africa ?
The usual QRM from misuse in Spain - when AO-51 had cleared that 
in a more northern position it works very well even with my 
QRP station with 3 W and an omnidirectional antenna :-)

I would very much appreciate help to identify and stop the 
problem. As it is now, QRP stations will have a very hard time 
using the second repeater.

Please no flames - I just try to make AO-51 more usefull to 
all of us.
73 OZ1MY

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