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Re: FD operation



I agree.  I applaud this move.  I'm looking forward to working AO-51 in this
mode and having at least one bird I know I wont have to fight tooth and nail
to make a contact on.  There are plenty of other birds for folks to use.

Kudos to the AO-51 team for this move.

-Freeman, N5FPP

John Price wrote:

> Having been the person responsible for the satellite station at the 
> K4CQ field day site for the past 10 years or so I would like to add a 
> word about the AO-51 mode suggestion for field day. In the past it has 
> been nearly impossible to use the LEO satellites as the transponders
> have been swamped with signals. I have used the HEO satellites almost 
> completely for field day. This past year it was nice to have AO-07 to 
> operate as it came up in mode V/a mostly and there were not many ops 
> using it. I would be the last to say that anything should be done to 
> prevent anyone from working AO-51 for field day or at anytime for that 
> matter. Having said that I do think that having the bird in this mode 
> will allow for those that wish to make the effort as the few did last 
> year on AO-07 mode V/a to get there one contact in without adding to 
> the congestion on the other LEO birds. I see nothing wrong with it 
> being made available to those that wont to make the effort to work it.
>
> Let the fun begin. 73's << John
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