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Re: AO40 user population

For consideration,

There is another viewpoint that has not been mentioned. Even when you have 
a useable S band capability, the fact that the bird is there for LONG hours 
tends to spread us all out. When you have a 15 minute window, we are all 
there in that 15 minutes. When the window is 10 hours long we pick our 
times for our convenience. I know I come and go at it. I will take a break, 
sit down and tune the band, hear a few conversations, then go off to do 
others things in my life. And come back maybe hours later or several days 

This expectation may follow from a small population and long hours of 
availability. As it is the UHF agc is always in hugh compression - 
something is hitting the bird may be radar.

Just a thought

Jerry, W6IHG

At 09:48 PM 12/1/2001 -0600, Estes Wayne-W10191 wrote:
>The ARRL reported:
>Command station team member Stacey Mills, W4SM, says, however, that he's 
>puzzled and disappointed by the relatively low numbers of users on AO-40 
>during the last month or so.
>Wayne replies:

Dr. Jerry R. Pixton, PIXOS Designs LLC

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