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Re: RS-13 Frequencies



Interesting comment Vince!

I actually discovered the value of CW on sats some 10 or more years ago
during the heyday of AO-10 on FD.  The site's satellite guru set up a
station with a pair of "twist" antennas, on his pickup, transceivers,
luggable computer running STSPLUS, etc.  He struggled to make one sideboard
contact for the bonus points, then walked away.  I plugged in a key and ran
off a string a dozen or so CW contacts in a few minutes with no satellite
experience, where the expert had barely eked out one sideboard contact. -s-

73,
Frank
wb2bxo@AMSAT.Org

----- Original Message -----
From: Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL <vlfiscus@mcn.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2000 1:36 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] RS-13 Frequencies


> At 09:05 AM 10/2/00 +1000, Tony Langdon <tlangdon@atctraining.com.au>
wrote:
> >
> >Hmm, there may be a case for a simple and cheap CW transmitter kit,
designed
> >for satellites. :-)
>
> Nah, The ARRL says cw is an old mode, not helpful, and choking future
> growth. Could they be wrong?  We shouldn't mix hi-tech hardware with
> low-tech modes. The hobby won't grow if we keep using cw.
> >NOT<
>
> My first satellite contact was keying my fm HT on rs-10.  I think the ham
I
> contacted felt sorry for me due to the poor stability of my cw tone.  It
> wasn't long after this that I joined amsat. I was hooked.
>
> 73 de KB7ADL
>
>
>
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