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Re: AO27 (again)




Well, I did say it wouldn't solve the problem.



At 08:14 PM 10/11/99 +0000, you wrote:
>
> Well, I suppose that when I get around to putting up my EME array, I could
>always fire it up, with the legal limit amplifier and be "guaranteed" to
work the
>satellites... Or I could do this in the Spirit of Amateur Radio, and obey
Part 97
>of the FCC rules, the part about using only the minimum amount of power
necessary
>to make the contact. Those with the attitude of "get a bigger amp or you
lose",
>are the reason why we have restrictions and rules. It's like some of us can't
>behave, and need  to be policed. Kind of reminds me of a bunch of kids in a
>school yard pushing and shoving over nothing. (And as far as someone who
stated
>that it's not that hard to get 3KW ERP, well that's not very much ERP at
all, not
>when you get "serious" about the antenna system...)
>
> Come on guys, do the operating techniques really NEED to be written down?
If so,
>start with Part 97. As a former OO for the ARRL, I can tell you that one
of the
>main things that starts trouble on the airwaves is abuse of power. I
believe that
>CB'ers have a bad rap for stepping on each other with high power
amplifiers, now
>do we, as Amateur Radio Operators really want to be classified like them?
Can't
>we at least try to behave, I mean is it really that hard?
>
> I can just see it now... One of these days there will be a teacher somewhere
>showing their students how neat that Amateur Radio and the satellites are,
and
>when they go to get on one, they will not only get stepped on, and not make a
>contact, but they'll probably get cussed out and chased off for good, much
like
>some of the things that I've heard on 80 meters. The FCC is having to step
in and
>work on those problems there, now do we really need that on satellite
operation?
>Boy, what a mature and respectable image that will be...
>
> 73, Clinton Herbert AB7RG
>
> "The antenna is far more important than the amount of power that is put
to it."
>-- C. Herbert
>
> "I deal in reason, therefore I dwell in poverty." -- C. Herbert
>
>
>
>"Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL" wrote:
>
>> My motto: If you can't beat'em, join'em, buy yourself an Amplifier. I know
>> this won't solve the problem, but at least you'll be able to make more
QSO's.
>>
>> At 03:35 PM 10/10/99 -0500, you wrote:
>> ><<<I don't know which is worse, the satellite hogs stepping on others
while
>> >using high power earth stations or someone who refuses to change his
flawed
>> >operating technique and instead aspires to become part of the problem
he is
>> >>>>
>> >
>> >Good point! But, where are the Operating Techniques listed? I have not
seen
>> >them in print anywhere. Perhaps someone should write them down and post
>> >them on this board!
>> >
>> >Gary
>> >
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