[amsat-bb] Re: Field Day mode for AO-51
glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Mon May 3 14:33:04 PDT 2010
Ng, Peter wrote:
> ...sorry, I meant to vote for V/U mode as I only have VHF/UHF equipment!
Keep in mind there will likely be three or four transponders birds, and
two to four other FM birds available that weekend!
It's been my perception that a good portion of AMSAT's sustaining
members leave and breathe the highest tech they can manage. Eight out of
eight satellites being V/U seems counter to that goal.
Mark and Bob both make good points supporting at least one area of
refuge for this portion of the AMSAT population. Personally, I think the
V/U FM experience on Field Day is a big turnoff to newbies, especially
since so many under-prepared, over-powered and out of practice
once-a-year sat ops fail miserably to get those bonus points on FM.
I bet someone in your area has 1.2 Ghz capability!
73, Drew KO4MA
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