[amsat-bb] Re: First time on HO68

David - KG4ZLB kg4zlb at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 5 08:05:17 PST 2010

I too used HO-68 for the first time last night and found it incredibly 
difficult to hold the repeater open for any decent length of time 
despite having a good high pass. I question the sense in trying to run 
digital and voice at the same time on the same frequency (although that 
question is for minds much cleverer than mine(!); maybe that's where my 
access problems were emanating from (?).

When I did get in though, the signal was very strong so congrats to the 
team on that!

Thanks to W4AS and WA4NVM for providing me with my first two contacts on 
this satellite - I hope the SSB mode is a bit easier to work!



On 2/5/2010 10:43, John Geiger wrote:
> I was on HO68 for the first time last night, and had a blast. Congrats to the satellite team for a very well operating satellite-the downlink signal was very strong here.  I look forward to getting on this one again.
> What was all of the packet I was hearing on it?  Is that other amateurs using packet through it, or some other type of user with packet?
> 73s John AA5JG
> EM04to
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