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Aligator?  Perhaps K4OKA could do the job.  I recall
reading that the FCC had limited his operation to frequencies
above ten meters. :-)

Dave W8IJ

>Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 17:31:43 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga@nadn.navy.mil>
>To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
>cc: TAPR APRS Special Interest Group <aprssig@tapr.org>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] SUNSAT Parrot Mode CAN WORK!
>All we need on SUNSAT is ONE ALIGATOR with a Killowatt and a beam.  He
>takes NET CONTROL.  Here is what he does on EVERY OTHER CYCLE:
>---- ---------------------------------------------------------------
>00]  THis is W#$? NET Control. I will call all categories.  Now ABC
>20]  Very good,. CALLS ONLY.  No Phonetics.  now DEF.
>40]  Great. You should be able to do your call in 1.5 secs. Now GHI
>60]  OK, this cucle will repeat in 3 minutes. Now JKL.
>80]  OK, With a net control and 1.5 secs each, we can do 18 per min. MNO
>100] ...
>160] OK, after YZ and ALPHA will be packet so get ready. YZ and A
>160] OK, now anyone with 1200 baud Packet
>180] OK, this cycle will now repeat.  Lets hear from BCD
>200] Great, If you get in, then please SKIP YOUR next cycle.  Now EFG...
>     Notice how the alphabet groupings slip so you dont compete with the
>     same folks each time.
>To determine who gets to be the ALIGATOR, he VOLUNTEERS here on the
>AMSAT-BB.  If more than one, then they fight it out off line.  They come
>up with ONE station in the NORTH and one in the SOUTH to hand it to...
>This is a WIN-WIN way to do it.  We learned 70 years ago that the only way
>to have communications in a busy freq is by DIRECTED NET.  Lets do it now.
>We HAVE the Aligators. Lets see how good they are...
>With this procedure, Everyone will get 3 chances at least.  And in a 12
>minute pass, we can get 216 people through!  And everyone MONITORING the
>process and doing DEMOS will REALLY show how HAM radio can WORK with
>TRAINED operators...
>The next night try something different like.  Call by STATES.  Or by
>numeric area, or by CLASS STATION, whatever...  Or by CITY...
>I thought I posted this 2 hours ago, but never saw it reflected so this is
>the second (and more refined) version...
>de WB4APR, Bob
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