[amsat-bb] FO-29 and Field Day?

Chris Maness christopher.maness at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 17:19:33 PDT 2008

For the past several years I have used FO-29 for field day.  Is this sat
usable?  The sat status appears that it is in a questionable state.  I have
never used a FM mode J sat for field day, and would assume that  it would
turn into what CBer's call a key down contest, were the biggest amp wins due
to the capture effect.  It seems that mode J-FM birds are already crowded
during a regular day.  I could only imagine that it would be very difficult
to work during FD.  I had listen to VO-52 during FD and noticed that there
was not any FD traffic on the bird.  Could we use this sat if FO-29 is not
functional?  If so, that is the satellite I plan on trying to work for FD.
I miss RS-12/13  Good bird for FD.

Chris KQ6UP

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