[amsat-bb] Re: VO-52 FM Operation

Tony Langdon 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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