[amsat-bb] Experience with AO-51 145.880 MHz uplink
oz1my at privat.dk
Tue Feb 17 11:25:32 PST 2009
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.
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