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

Peter Wilson protest at virginmedia.com
Tue Mar 25 14:17:21 PDT 2014



I guess that makes sense - as long as it's not me!





From: M5AKA [mailto:m5aka at yahoo.co.uk] 
Sent: 25 March 2014 09:34
To: Peter Wilson; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SO-50 Over Europe


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 <mailto: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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