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Re: No VP6 tonight?



Hello,

Bill Booth wrote:

>>I did hear lots of VERY loud stations including one about 2 kcs above the
>>beacon, but no VP6!
>>Jon
>>NA9D
>>    
>>
>
>Well I was one of those guys last nite that got a bit too close to the
>beacon.....or so I was politely told.  I have not been on the bird that long
>so maybe some education is in order.
>
>How far away from the beacon is the suggested norm. ??
>
>  
>
See here: http://www.amsat-dl.org/journal/adljxpnd.htm

In short: Keep clear 5kHz above and below the beacon.

>Because of the doppler effect the beacon will move closer to you if you are
>just outside the beacon.  Since it is the practise to move recieve
>frequency, eventually you are on the beacon.  So in the end you have to move
>off your orginal frequency and go elsewhere.....which means you should start
>at the top end of the band (where no one ever is) and work down (which no
>one does).  This means you should start out at the suggested norm plus
>doppler and leave that space as dead band. ??-
>  
>
>Like I said I have an open mind and am willing to learn.
>
>Bill VE3NXK
>
>  
>

73, Luc

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