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Re: ECHO Voice operations



Bob
   Good idea, would allow more DXing time between sat hams. I'am against the
F029 idea as too much doppler affect for most of us. FM gives you a chance
to enjoy by all.

73 Bruce KG4YEV

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 9:20 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] ECHO Voice operations


> After a few weeks of the initial voice free-for-all on
> ECHO, I would again like to propose that eventually we
> plan for a few passes per week of operating some more
> organized directed nets.
>
> They can be AMSAT nets, DX nets, County Nets,
> Traveler Nets,  any topic, or just someone to make
> occasional order out of chaos.   We have now had 10
> years of open free-for-alls on the voice birds.  lets try
> something new on some days.  What we have today
> that we did not have 10 years ago is the global WEB
> so that such a schedule would be available to most ops.
>
> AND because ECHO has a simultaneous digital
> downlink, the same satellite can send down its schedule
> in APRS format to appear on the front panel of all
> compatible radios EVEN while a pass is in progress!
>
> I would propose an automatic WEB based sign-up
> sheet where NET-CONTROLS can sign up for a
> given pass.  Not all passes, but those that are
> designated for NET operation.  This file is also
> updated regularly on the birds BBS system.
>
> One example would be to guarantee good performance
> for those rare demos when someone is at a Satellite
> Meeting or Venue where he needs to show-off ECHO,
> but not be embarassed by the normal free-for-all style
> operating.  These occasions are known in advance.
>
> All the ECHO team would have to do is to pre-set
> which passes are for NET operation, and then it
> would be self running by the automated WEB page.
> Or I am sure a volunteer would be happy to help
> negotiate conflicts.
>
> HAM radio operators all know how a directed net
> works and all know how it facilitates order out of
> chaos.  Lets show our abilities to do it that way once
> in a while...  And demo some good practical
> applications for this new bird in HAM radio.
>
> Probably the first thing we would need to get this
> going would be a volunteer benevlolent dictator
> to take charge.  He could do it by Email on the
> AMSAT-BB for starters.
>
> de WB4APR, Bob
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