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

Ernie Howard w8eh-Ernie@cinci.rr.com
Sat Sep 2 18:00:36 PDT 2006

My Idea-
Personally, I'd love to have RX squelch of some sort on the V/S mode.

It appears to me that it makes it more difficult for some to know when they 
are hearing the bird without the quieting effect of PL access. But is good 
to hear the carriers/illegals. Maybe its a tossup. How about a little of 
both ways?

73 Ernie W8EH

Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
> 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


Ernie Howard, Jr    W8EH    Middletown, Ohio
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