[amsat-bb] Re: Field Day mode for AO-51

Andrew Glasbrenner 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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