[amsat-bb] Re: SSB Operation on the Satellites

Joe nss at mwt.net
Thu Jun 9 07:09:22 PDT 2011

I always varied the transmit.

This way the person I'm talking to as well as any other listeners are 
all on the same freq listening.

Growing up on the birds when you had to twist the BIG knob to keep 
everyone on freq is not not a big deal. And to this day i still don't 
know why it seems to be a problem now days.

It all just takes practice.  just like in field day coming up  our club 
tries to get the non HF users to come out and try it. and at times it's 
incredibly painful to watch the guy that operates "Channelized" radios.

IE: 2 meter FM

How it will take them minutes to finally be within 500Hz of being on 
freq of a ssb signal. And even then most of the time they will be 
calling someone when it's obvious they are no where near on freq.  then 
it's twiddling the big knob again  going right past on freq spot and 
again try again off freq.  Where a seasoned operator will tune them in 
in 1/2 a sec coming in from one side and stop dead on freq.

it all just takes time on the air.



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On 6/9/2011 7:18 AM, Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
> It's certainly the case that many people operate "out in the field" and do not have a computer available.
> My radios are not computer controlled, even in the shack.
> On 09-Jun-11 11:08, Tom Schaefer, NY4I wrote:
>> Is the state of the art still such that we are all using radios that do not support full doppler correction?
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