[amsat-bb] Hats off to Russian satellite operators!
bato at starjan.hu
Mon Jan 30 08:31:14 PST 2012
All CW tests were eliminated in the US in 2007. There is no Morse Code (CW)
requirement any more.
Of course there's a possibility to learn Morse code which can be learned
during a single week but reality says most choose not to do CW any more.
What a pity!
Please do everyone everything to bring back telegraphers who would use less
bandwidth on satellites then SSB!
To eliminate CW int he exams was a big mistake and the outcome can be heard
on VO-52 when SSB operators simply can not recognise Morse code.
May I ask all those who has never heard morse signals to tunu a bit down or
higher in case he/she hears unidendified signals int he satellite bands?!
VO-52 is overcrowded which shows the interest in satellite operations.
I do hope AMSAT-DL will pass along P3E -which is said to be ready to start
for many years- to start from India!
Anyway, there are fortunately satellite ops in Russia who use CW and do not
keep shouting on the back of CW stations!
gl de ha6nn
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