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RE: FM Satellite Etiquette question....



I totally agree with you !!!
73 de Pedro, EB4DKA.

----- Original Message -----
From: <denmorr@bellsouth.net>
To: <wb5rue@arrl.net>; 'Bob Snyder' <rsnyder@toontown.erial.nj.us>;
<amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2000 9:45 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 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


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