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Re: FD AO-40: You sounded like a newbie if...



one of the things i normaly do on ao-40 is set the rig to 144.250-300.

with the xtal in, it should be 145 :).

oh well, one of those things you learn from :P.

Speak to you later.
Scott Elliott
Scott@pieh0.co.uk
2E1FJB / M1SJE / M3SJE
----- Original Message -----
From: "Reicher, James" <JReicher@hrblock.com>
To: "'Bill Acito'" <w1pa@hotmail.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 8:52 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] FD AO-40: You sounded like a newbie if...


> As one of those "newbies", I caught one big mistake I made on FO-20: Had
the
> 2 meter brick set to "FM" instead of "SSB/CW".  I finally figured out why
my
> signal sounded so cruddy on the bird AFTER the pass was over and had made
no
> contacts.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Acito [mailto:w1pa@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 1:52 PM
> To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] FD AO-40: You sounded like a newbie if...
>
>
> While the mojo around AO-7 permeates the list, I'd like to explore the
> references to "all the newbies" on AO-40 this past weekend, I'd personally
> like to get some feedback...  I don't have a mentor/elmer who has been
> assisting me with this endeavor, so I rely on this list for that feedback.
>
> Please, let's be clear... I am not taking offense to the comments. I made
> lots of mistakes, definitely. I'd just like to hear what the experienced
> operators heard (how else can we avoid making them again)...  there is no
> way to be "experienced" without mistakes... I heard lots too, especially
> since I ran 6 and 2m up until the time of the AO-40 window.
>
>
> I'll even start the list, with some of my known mistakes:
>
> 1. swishing the dots... without full computer control, I don't think there
> is any way to avoid this. I will say I had the circular freq guide in
front
> of me, and my swishing went no wider than 5Khz in most cases. _Is_there
any
> way to avoid this under manual control?
>
> 2. Wrong side band. Yep. Did this once. A lot of this had to do
> unfamiliarity with the new rig. Kind of thing you do once, and never do
> again.
>
> 3. Choppy              speech            patterns.
> Waiting              to hear                  your own       echo
> when        you       are speaking.
> I learned that once I was confident that I was on the correct freq, I
could
> turn down the volume on my down link when I was talking, and speak
> naturally.
>
> 4. Leila. I tripped it a couple of times. What determines how long Leila
> sounds? I also heard it a few times with no signals in the area? How come?
> carrier? swisher?
>
> Others?
>
>
> Bill
> W1PA
>
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