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Re: FM Satellite Etiquette question....



Kevin and Bob:

Sorry if the reply was abrupt.  Let's fully address the issue.  These
satellites (UO-14, SO-35 and AO-27 are single channel flying repeaters and
with the capture effect of FM, will carry only one signal at a time.  As
long as fixed stations keep their power to a resaonable level and share the
frequency, low power stations have a chance to use the satellites.  I can
verify this is true, as I run 5 watts into an Arrow crossed yagis.

When we start "one upping" each other, chaos will result.  Field Day 2000
was a prime example.  Two clubs - one in Alabama and one in Texas ran 100
plus watts into large antennas and dominated the FM satellites - preventing
many satellite operators from amking even one contact.

I know these clubs aren't modifying their habits - so my club is planning to
run 200 watts and stacked yagis into the FM birds for Field Day.

Moderate power and good operating tactics go a long way.

Bob, I apologize for brushing off your inquiry and hope I answered your
questions.

73,
Dennis C. Morris
WA4ZJJ
----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin Muenzler, WB5RUE <wb5rue@arrl.net>
To: 'Bob Snyder' <rsnyder@toontown.erial.nj.us>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2000 12:51 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] FM Satellite Etiquette question....


> Think of it as an FM repeater that covers the "entire country."
Basically,
> if it's busy wait.  Dennis, can you say "Elmer?"  It would have taken up
> less space and caused less irritation to simply answer the question.
>
> Kevin, WB5RUE
> el09vf
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> > Behalf Of Bob Snyder
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2000 10:47 AM
> > To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> > Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] FM Satellite Etiquette question....
> >
> >
> > Dennis wrote:
> >
> > > This has been discussed a number of times on the reflector - and you
> > already
> > > know the answers.
> >
> > Great. Wonderful. And if there was a searchable archive of
> > the list, that
> > might be a useful comment.
> >
> > And no, I don't know the answer, or I wouldn't have asked. I
> > figured it was
> > better to ask here, then to do what I arbitrarily feel is appropriate
> > operating procedure.
> >
> > Bob N2KGO
> >
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