[amsat-bb] Re: WD9EWK and AO-51 V/S, Saturday (2 Sep) morning

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner@mindspring.com
Sat Sep 2 15:53:51 PDT 2006

What good is the PL on S band other than to hide the illegals that are 
preventing you from getting in? If you can hear them, you know you can turn 
the power up to overcome it. If you can't hear them, you don't know.

I think on a mode that is requiring 2 2m radios for most of us, the lack of 
PL is a benefit. Since AO-51 cannot PTT the S band downlink with the PL, in 
my opinion it serves no other real use in this mode.

I'm open to other ideas though...

73, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan P. Biddle" <APBIDDLE@mailaps.org>
To: <amsat-bb@wd9ewk.net>; "'amsat-bb'" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2006 4:50 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: WD9EWK and AO-51 V/S, Saturday (2 Sep) morning

> Patrick,
> Indeed.  Unfortunately, there have only been a small number of stations 
> on.
> Of those, half were either not hearing the downlink, the correct downlink,
> or were a Mexican cab company, complete with phone patch.  Perhaps it 
> might
> be time to start using the PL on days with mode V uplink, since that would
> not be the limiting factor for equipment.  I had been wondering why it
> seemed I was blocked at time on with southern passes in the past, even
> though I had a good RX signal.
> On the earlier pass, there were finally only two of us wondering where
> everybody else was.  It is a great mode, with deep but quick and 
> infrequent
> QSB.
> Alan
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