[amsat-bb] Re: First time on HO68

Luc Leblanc lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Fri Feb 5 09:47:00 PST 2010

On 5 Feb 2010 at 11:05, David - KG4ZLB wrote:

Date sent:	Fri, 05 Feb 2010 11:05:17 -0500
From:	David - KG4ZLB <kg4zlb at googlemail.com>
Subject:	[amsat-bb] Re: First time on HO68
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> 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 (?).
>> David
> EL96ck
> 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?

The BBS system is always on at the same time the FM voice repeater is activated it is like a time sharing system. You should also bear in 
mind the PTT recycling between each transmission.

IMHO the linear transponder is fantastic and he's much more reliable than the FM/PBBS mode

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
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