[amsat-bb] A suggestion for experimenters Wednesday on AO-91

Tom Schuessler tjschuessler at verizon.net
Fri Dec 15 04:14:28 UTC 2017

OK call it something different than experimental but I still think it's a really good operating idea. I remember on AO-51 often times when they turned on the second FM channel, they encourage QRP or low-power operation. 

Tom. N5HYP

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> On Dec 14, 2017, at 22:07, Stefan Wagener <wageners at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am sorry if I offend anyone, but "5W or less, ideally using HTs or portable setups & handheld directional antennas or whips/duckies" is not experimental al all. It is standard operating mode for a lot of people. I hope we can up with something truly experimental. 
> Otherwise please call it "QRP, portable Wednesday" because that's what it is. Nothing more.
> 73 Stefan, VE4NSA
>> On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 9:49 PM, Tom Schuessler <tjschuessler at verizon.net> wrote:
>> I think Patrick's suggestion is wonderful. I think especially the idea also presented that we add our power level to the normal Grid Square. It would really reinforce the mandate from the FCC rules that we should only be  using the minimum power required to affect communications.
>> Tom. N5HYP
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>> Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:38:49 +0000 (UTC)
>> From: Ken Alexander <k.alexander at rogers.com>
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>>    AO-91
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>> Sounds interesting!? How about (for the day) we add our transmitter power to the exchange, for example "FN03 100mW".? It will help reinforce the concept that only minimal power is required.
>> 73,
>> KenVE3HLS
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