[amsat-bb] Re: SO-50 Over Europe

M5AKA m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Mar 25 02:33:31 PDT 2014

Hi Peter,

"Easy Sats" is a misnomer, the FM satellites are only straightforward to operate through as long as there are no more than four or five satellite operators within the footprint. That's hardly ever the case for Europe or I guess the East and West coasts of the USA.

73 Trevor M5AKA

On Monday, 24 March 2014, 23:15, Peter Wilson <protest at virginmedia.com> wrote:
To all in Europe.....

We have just had an overhead pass of SO-50 and yet again, not one successful

I heard many stations trying to access the bird but not one station managed
a two way contact.

Can any experienced European operator explain to me what is happening.

I thought the FM birds were supposed to be the easy ones?



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