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Re: QRP get no breaks. Huh? (was Re:...)



Worked AO-27 with a barefoot W32A and whip antenna on the 0111UTC 
pass.  Sat at 27 degrees to the east.  The comment I received was "Your mic 
sounds different. Strong, but different."

73,

Emily



At 07:01 PM 8/13/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>23:30utc 08/13/04 on AO-27 east pass el 45' worked 6 contacts using HT and
>my home brew arrow antenna. AO-27 is the best FM satellite ever, even better
>than AO-51 just because it is so easy to get into even when it is loaded
>with all the regulars (nothing wrong with being a regular). When working the
>FM birds it is all about timing, even more so when working it portable.
>SO-50 is very easy to work as well. But I do have a harder time working
>AO-51 portable just because its harder to get into because of the pl tone
>crashes. But it is very easy to copy even with a HT and a arrow antenna. I
>have been working more portable operations on the FM satellites here lately
>just to help promote the use of low power and to show that it can be done on
>a regular bases.
>
>Anyone who is or thinking about working the FM birds portable should read
>the great tip by Emily W0EEC which can be found on the AMSAT web site.
>73 Greg N0ZHE
>mid west coordinator
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Emily Clarke" <w0eec@AMSAT.Org>
>To: "Greg Greenaae" <greg@gregnet.net>
>Cc: "AMSAT BBS" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 5:26 PM
>Subject: [amsat-bb] QRP get no breaks. Huh? (was Re:...)
>
>
>| Greg,
>|
>| I think this is very a very unfair conclusion.  I've had 5 contacts with
>| you on AO-51, and I have counted another 5 times where I've called you and
>| got no response. I keep track of these events as my log has your callsign
>| written in and is crossed off.
>|
>| Aruni VE4WMK has had 14 HT contacts on AO-51 and 80 total on AO-51, AO-27
>| and SO-50.  So far today (13 August UTC) I count 16 contacts with users
>who
>| were using handhelds (that I know of) including 2 with KG6BAE/P who made
>| his first voice satellite contacts while trying to dodge someone chasing
>| him with a lawn mower.
>|
>| So I don't think it's a matter of whether or not you are working 5
>| watts.  Perhaps it's a matter of how you are working the satellite on 5
>watts.
>|
>| 73,
>|
>| Emily
>|
>|
>|
>| At 10:02 PM 8/12/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>| >I've tried three nights now to get a long distant contact with the HT.  I
>| >can make it in fine when I am not getting stepped on by the western area
>| >coordinators.  If you make a contact on the pass, back away and let the
>| >little guys call too.  The same people are making 6 to 8 contacts a pass
>and
>| >not letting anyone else give it a try.
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>|
>|
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>| AMSAT Area Coordinator - San Francisco Bay Area
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