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

Ng, Peter Peter.Ng at bccdc.ca
Mon May 3 15:31:55 PDT 2010

Hi Drew, thanks very much for your feedback!  Guess I was too naïve earlier, but now see the light! :)  Also after reading threads from Robert and Mark, I agree, there might be too much non-productive traffic and high expectations, especially on FD.  I will stick to receive only as Mark suggested!  My vote is changing to L/U ....just in case I can't find a 1.2 GHz receiver :)  ...learning a lot from you guys and this list, thanks!

Peter VE7NGP

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Glasbrenner [mailto:glasbrenner at mindspring.com] 
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 2:33 PM
To: Ng, Peter
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org; ao51-modes at amsat.org
Subject: Re: Field Day mode for AO-51

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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