[amsat-bb] Re: fo-29

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Fri Mar 14 14:38:10 PDT 2014


As N8HM said, some aren't hearing that you are already on
that frequency.  For others, the software controlling the
radio(s) put them on the center of the transponder, and
the operator doesn't bother to tune around and change that

If you start out 10 or 15 kHz above the center frequency
when working SSB, or a similar distance below the center
frequency if you are working CW, you'll avoid the hassle
of fighting all the stations trying to occupy the center
of the transponder simultaneously.  Other than the 20 kHz
transponder on AO-73 at night, there's more than enough
room to move off the center frequency and help spread out
the activity.

And if you are on over the next few days and hear W1AW/7
on, please give us a call.  Either John K8YSE/7 or I will
be on the mic.  Glad to see you're getting back on FO-29...



On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 2:02 PM, Jeff KB2M <kb2m at comcast.net> wrote:

> Just tried a FO-29 pass for the first time in months. I don't get down here
> to operate at my main station much anymore. I put myself right around
> 435.850, a clear freq and proceeded to try and  make a few contacts. Well,
> after one contact all of a sudden there were 3 or 4 stations calling CQ on
> 850, right on top of the station I was trying to work. I don't get it,
> there
> is plenty of bandwidth why do people call right in the middle of someone
> trying to make a contact.  I gave up, unbelievable...
> 73 Jeff kb2m
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