[amsat-bb] Re: Field Day Dual-Hop!

Joe nss at mwt.net
Mon Jun 27 07:33:44 PDT 2011

I know,
Possibly they do not know what is happening? (Doubt it)  how to fix it? 
I also do not know.  This is one of the main reason I hate the CB fiasco 
of the single channel FM birds. Especially because of the nature of the 
FM capture effect.  The Bully with the biggest signal is the only one heard.

This may make it even more CB'ish, but maybe once a station has worked 
someone,  then everyone else starts CQing again? Yes a massive mess.

I feel the ideal would be the one QSO per station during FD. As it is 
intended to be.  Maybe have an OO monitor passes like when FD is 
happening and send out pink slips to all that do not abide by the one 
QSO policy during FD?

Or what probably would be even faster than the one QSO per station,  
would be to run QSO's like a sprint type
then each station gets 2 QSO's and are gone.

Typical  would be like this.

CQ Field Day this is W9ABC
W9ABC this is K9K9XYZ
K9XYZ we are 1A Wisconsin
QSL we are 5a Illinois
Qrz this is K9XYZ
K9XYZ this is W9AAA
W9AAA we are 1A Wisconsin


I don't know.
A simple small linear transponder would be soo much nicer. And not all 
that hard to make either.

But alas we keep putting up these FM birds.  UG>


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On 6/27/2011 12:01 AM, George Henry wrote:
> I actually made most of our (W9CCU) contacts on FO-29 this year, with AO-7
> and VO-52 close behind.
> REALLY disappointed at the number of stations making multiple contacts on
> the FM birds...  what these people don't seem to realize is that every extra
> contact they make deprives another station of the opportunity to make their
> one FD contact.
> George, KA3HSW
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Greg D."<ko6th_greg at hotmail.com>
> To:<morsesat at optonline.net>;<amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2011 2:13 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Field Day Dual-Hop!
>> Actually, the later (North-heading) pass of AO-51 was remarkably sane.  I
>> made my 100 point contact with AA5PK, and then sat back to listen.
>> Towards the end of the pass it was pretty quiet, so I answered W6YX who
>> was actually having to call CQ for some attention.
>> But AO-7 literally sounds like 20 meters.  I've never heard it so busy.
>> The Old Girl is holding up extremely well, and I had much better luck
>> there than with FO-29, which seemed to be suffering from the onslaught.
>> AO-27 was super busy too, so I decided to wait for the mid-Pacific
>> 3-degree pass.  Almost snagged the NH7 station...  Sorry, just couldn't
>> pull out the call sign as the bird set.  Time to buy a better preamp and
>> get it mounted directly on the antenna boom (instead of 10' and a cable
>> splice away).
>> Greg  KO6TH
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