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Re: SUNSAT thoughts



I agree the parrot passes are chaotic, but definitely not useless.  I worked 
a station that did not have 70 cm capability, XE1ZVO, that I may never have 
met except for this mode.  If nothing else, it certainly has entertainment 
value :-)
73,
Jerry, K5OE

>   JW> Sunsat works very well, but at least here in the US, the parrot mode
>   JW> should NEVER be used - it makes the congestion of the FM satellites
>   JW> look like a piece of cake.
>  
>  Would make sense.  Even here, some passes have been a little chaotic 
(though
>  not useless).  Parrot mode requires a deceptively high degree of operator 
> skill
>  to make work properly, and a couple of poor operators kill it for everyone.
>  
>  Down here, occasional parrot passes would be useful, to open the satellite 
> to
>  Pacific island stations without 70cm gear, but they would need to be 
> balanced
>  with the usual Mode B/J passes.
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