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Re: FM Satellite Etiquette



Paul ,
           I work AO-27 and UO-14 with about the same set up . I use 2 Ht
's  and a hand beam. 
           I enjoy working with low power.
           Don't give up!
           73........Joe, AC4NY
           EM73dp
            
      

On Sun, 15 Apr 2001 08:43:50 -0700 (PDT) Paul Weiss <p_weiss@yahoo.com>
writes:
> I should have started this with the "Lack of FM
> Satellite Etiquette".
> 
> Seems the AO-27 and UO-14, our "Easy Sats" are only
> easy if your in the click. The first few minutes are
> used by the regulars to exchange "hello's". How many
> times a day do you really need to do that. This causes
> the bird to be busy for the first few minutes of the
> pass. I have assembled a portable system (TH-D7 and an
> Arrow II) after alot of reading and have a hard time
> getting in at times. Maybe I'm doing something wrong,
> if so, someone Elmer me. Shouldn't we use the pass
> time to work new stations and/or grids.
> 
> How much ERP does a station really need? Alot more
> than is recommended. When you use low power and a
> small handheld beam or omni its tough to compete with
> the very high ERP stations on the bird.
> 
> My point is:
> 
> 1. Lets all get along
> 2. Turn down the power
> 3. Let others in
> 4. Regulars should be encourged to work new stations
> (other than new grids)
> 
> I'm not sure if I should have brought this up here,
> but I think somethings need to be said. 
> 
> Thanks for listening
> 
> 73's
> Paul KC7FYQ
> 
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