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Re: FM Satellites




On Sun, 11 Jul 1999, Bob Bruninga wrote:

> The following transmission takes less than 5 seconds.
> 
>     "WB4APR in Annapolis Maryland, demonstrating to some kids in the
> neighborhood"
> 
> If I got that through the satelite and someone else (anyone) commented on
> it, then I would be happy and declare a success.

With a 300-watt ERP, I couldn't get my callsign through on Sunday's SUNSAT
pass, much less a 5 second transmission.

I'm just glad I wasn't in a crisis situation and actually needed the
satellite to summon for help.  :-O


73, de John, KD2BD

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