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Re: AO-51 PL tone.. NOT?



I did not have a tone set on my rig today, and was able to make a qso, so would say no to 
that question, then could be wrong.

On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 01:22:12 -0400
  John Meeks <jmeeks@gaslightmedia.com> wrote:
> 10/14/04 0318z AO-51 pass HIJACKED ...
> 
> The downlink xmtr was captured by a carrier with some commercial tv or radio in the 
>background from 0318z to LOS (0326z EN75).
> 
> Only K6Yk (John) was able to punch through. He was heard to exclaim "Holy Moley, isn't 
>this nice? Ya gotta luv it!" ...QRM.... "Copy that Howard? (K6IA?)"...
> 
> Also heard on the pass: K5AUW, N5UXT, KL7QR, XE1AQX, W0EEC, KL7QR, VA6MJT AC6P, W6ARQ, 
>AB0LR, and others...
> 
> This poses the question: is the PL tone actually operational on AO-51? The spurious QRM 
>often heard on the bird tells me NO! I will test this hypothesis on the 10/15 0311z pass 
>(78 deg. from EN75). I will xmit with no PL at that time.
> 
> I'm just a newbie with an HT and an Arrow so I may be way out of line here, but we'll see 
>if the emperor has clothes ;-)
> 
> Having Fun,
> John Meeks
> KC8ZFN
> Northern Michigan
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