[amsat-bb] Fw: VO52 and QRP FM

andy thomas andythomasmail at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Dec 3 06:41:26 PST 2011

I have expanded capabilities. I have an ICOM IC910 with the L band added module and last operated on vo-52 in usb, and I am fluent in cw too...but it's difficult to carry this kit by hand (hi!) so I do qrp with an Arrow as well, from all over Europe. 
And I haven't been able to get into SO-50 for some time on below 5W. AO27 only kicks in for half the pass here. 
73 de andy g0sfj

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: andy thomas <andythomasmail at yahoo.co.uk>
To: amsat <amsat-bb at amsat.org> 
Sent: Saturday, 3 December 2011, 13:51
Subject: VO52 and QRP FM

This is an important debate in difficult times.

I am with G7HIA on this one, namely that *** if there is no damage to the satellite *** a QRP (below 5w handy) operation might be considered to be feasible on a centre frequency. 

It is not our bird to give permission. There are of course two transponders on board.

If permission were given ONLY for QRP in effect this means that WE must police this. It would be for us to discorage alligators.

(Technically alligators can already use the bird anyway but don't).

73 de andy g0sfj

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