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Re: Possible activation of Isle of Man this weekend



I agree with working split.  I did the same thing years ago on AO-10.  I
would add, move well away from the usual clustering of stations 50 kHz
around the MB.  We've got lots of room, let's use it.  If the pileup gets
real thick you can also give them a range such as "listening up 5-10".  That
will help spread them out a bit and since the satellite is full duplex you
can start replying to a call without having to wait for the pile up to die
down.

Good Luck,
Lee-KU4OS

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard W L Limebear" <Richard@g3rwl.demon.co.uk>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 14:13 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Possible activation of Isle of Man this weekend


> Howard
>
> > My question is, on the Eastern pass  I will have a good shot at Japan.
The
> > last time I did Japan from GJ on AO-40 it was pandemonium. What tips do
you
> > have for the casual DXpedition operator to deal with this?
>
> On HF the solution is to work split frequency: announce "listening 5 up"
or
> whatever. The problem being that the callers otherwise won't know when you
> transmit and will QRM you; split avoids this. But you'll still get the odd
> idiot calling on your downlink - DON'T WORK THESE as it'll encourage
others
> to do the same.
>
> By all means start off on a common frequency but if things get congested
then
> go to split - and say so after every QSO ("listening 5 up").
>
> Or - gasp - use cw and a good rx filter !!!
>
> Other tips anyone ? .....
>
> 73
> Richard W L Limebear G3RWL
> g3rwl@amsat.org
> FOC # 1188
>
>           So many beautiful girls ..... (sob) so little time
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