[amsat-bb] Re: VO-52

Garie Halstead K8KFJ khyberpass65 at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 3 22:05:19 PDT 2007

--- "Greg D." <ko6th_greg at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Normally I would agree that the FM Sats are easier
> to work, and more contacts can be made in a short
> time.  But Field Day is far from a normal day.
> On FD, the FM Sats are swamped with far too many
> people trying to make a contact, and the single
> channel / FM Capture Effect generally results in
> nobody getting anywhere.  As has been pointed out,
> any station is only allowed one Satellite contact,
> but there are so many stations trying for 
> that one contact that none succeed.

Unfortunately, Greg's expericnce mirrors mine.  If
you're thinking of putting all your eggs in that
basket, I'm afraid many of you are going to be very
disappointed.  His suggestion of going the CW/SSB
route for FD is a valid one.  Whatever you decide,
good luck and have fun.

73, Gary  -K8KFJ-
AMSAT #32574
Sat VUCC #125

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