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FM Satellite Etiquette question....



Look, it's a post that doesn't involve AO-40. :-)

I know it's frowned up on the "normal" Satellites that use SSB or CW to use
high power and have a strong signal, since you desensitize the satellite
receiver and prevent other stations from making it through. However, is that
the same for the FM birds?

Since FM receivers have a capture effect, and only one signal makes it
through, does it make more sense to increase the power to get the strongest,
most readable signal, so that there's less chance of needing repeats?
Obviously, once you have a strong readable signal from monitoring the
downlink, you don't increase any further, but does running more that minimum
power count as being an alligator? :-)

73,
Bob N2KGO

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