[amsat-bb] Re: VO-52 FM Operation
vk3jed at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 15:20:33 PST 2011
At 03:01 AM 12/4/2011, Nitin Muttin wrote:
>Thank you all for your comments and understanding. Please do not use
>FM on VO-52. There are very few (less than 3-5 radio hams in India
>who work thru VO-52 on FM due to the lack of all mode 2 meter and 70
>cms radios and hence the exception) who use FM when VO-52 is over India.
The question was raised in the context of Australia, where there's a
very low density of operators. I know from my experience that I've
had very few random QSOs on SSB. One was back in the days of
RS-10. The bulk of my time on SSB has been in talking to myself,
with the occasional SSB or CW QSO with a local.
As my current issue is antennas, rather than radios, I'm more or less
off air for both SSB and FM at this time, but as I said, from
experience, finding someone else on SSB a the same time as I am has
been the difficulty, over the years. From reading the local AMSAT
list, the active operators seem to be having the same issue of being
able to get on at the same time.
73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL
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