[amsat-bb] Re: Getting "Cheep" ...

Clint Bradford clintbradford at mac.com
Fri Jan 20 10:28:23 PST 2012

>> ... I wish some of the "self-proclaimed" experts would tell these people 
that if they cannot hear themselves on the downlink that does not mean 
that they are not keying the satellite.

I know of no "self-proclaimed expert" who is teaching anything other than "working full-duplex on  the FM LEOs is the preferred method of operation ... "

And I am still finding audiences who appreciate knowing that they already own most of the equipment necessary to successfully work these birds.

One of the very first reception reports of the ARISSat-1 project was from a gentleman using a handheld radio - and its stock antenna. I know of MANY "self-proclaimed experts" who advise that that is not the best way to go ... (grin)

I am very proud of the on-the-air operations that I hear here on the West Coast. I mean, I am in the most-populous region of the nation's most populous state - so the potential for poor operating methods are greater. But we're doing quite fine.

Clint Bradford, K6LCS

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