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Re: FM Satellite Etiquette question....



Bob:

This has been discussed a number of times on the reflector - and you already
know the answers.

73,
Dennis C. Morris
WA4ZJJ
----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Snyder <rsnyder@toontown.erial.nj.us>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2000 11:45 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] 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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