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Re: AO-40 QSO Party



I'd be glad to join you in any CW effort.  Below the beacon would be
fine as well.  Let us choose a "monitor" (downlink) frequency and make
occasional calls.  A number of us have been doing this on AO-10 using
145.910 with hope this old bird is still alive!!  Cliff K7RR

"Malcolm M. Preston" wrote:
> 
> Frank,  I want to second your second recommendation - that cw ops go below
> the beacon.  It would make a lot of sense.  I've been trying to call there
> first each time I get on.  My cw procedure is to only use enough up link
> power for a readable signal ususally quite a bit less than "under the
> beacon".
> 
> I read the qso party announcement to be only ssb but hopefully some can get
> on for their own on cw.  We have house guests in paradise (non-ham) so my
> time will be limited.
> 
> Mal, NP2L
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Frank A Cahoy <k0blt@juno.com>
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 12:32 PM
> Subject: Fw: [amsat-bb] AO-40 QSO Party
> 
> > Greetings,
> >
> > Bravo to the suggestions below.  I have a question about procedure.  I
> > fully realize that this is entirely informal but that AMSAT has extended
> > its blessing thereto.  As such, is there any formal or informal, for that
> > matter, way of making QSO exchange information so that the contact can be
> > considered "legal"?  Since the intended nature of the whole affair is to
> > try and create additional AO-40 activity, am I correct in assuming there
> > are no "points or scores" to see who is the top satellite operator?
> > Since signal reports are "relative" when making a satellite QSO it might
> > be better to exchange grid locators and names.  If there have already
> > been "rules" posted I've missed reading them.
> >
> > I do have one further "suggestion" I'd like to offer.  I'm an avid CW
> > operator and there is, in my opinion, not nearly enough CW activity on
> > AO-40.  Perhaps we CW addicts can operate BELOW the MB and not create
> > "QRM" for those who will be operating fone above the MB.  All of the
> > above is simply my 2 cents worth.
> >
> > The whole purpose is to "create" a fun atmospher on the bird and I hope
> > that those who choose to participate make it just that.  I fully intend
> > to do so and if, by some stroke of luck, a new one for my satellite DXCC
> > shows up I'll consider that frosting on the cake!!
> >
> > 73 to all.  Frank, K0BLT
> >
> >
> > Considering that the AO-40 QSO Party is coming up this weekend, 24-27 Jan
> > UTC, I'm wondering what ideas people might have to make the event
> > successful
> > and minimize disruption to those who are on the satellite but not
> > participating in the QSO party.  I'll start with three suggestions.
> >
> > 1.  Make sure your signal is 10db below the level of the MB. I leave one
> > VFO
> > tuned to the MB and it is easy to compare my level to the MB with just
> > two
> > button pushes.
> >
> > 2.  Pick a spot in the passband away from the usual active area just
> > above
> > the MB.  I suggest either MB+75 kHz and above or MB-25KHz and below.
> > Remember the passband is 250 kHz wide and extends from 2401.225 to
> > 2041.475.
> >
> > 3.  Try to keep an "operating event" or "party" attitude.  It will only
> > take
> > a few aggressive big guns to make people decide that these type of events
> > should never again be held on satellites.
> >
> > 73,
> > Lee-KU4OS
> >
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