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Re: AO-51 SSB/FM report from Europe



Yes - may be I were too fast on the trigger. 
I think one of the problems is that we are not used
to this mode. Therefor lots of people including myself
were tuning around to find the uplink frequency.
73 OZ1MY
Ib
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>; <oz1my@privat.dk>
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2005 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-51 SSB/FM report from Europe


> >>> "OZ1MY" <oz1my@privat.dk> 5/11/2005 5:32:26 PM >>>
> >This is about the worst I have ever heard on 
> >any satellite :-(... IMHO this mode is no good. 
> >When we work FM/FM at least we know that 
> >there can be only one QSO at the time. Working 
> >SSB up and FM down that is not the case.
> 
> True, but there is some advantage over FM, in
> that two stations that actually ARE in QSO can
> complete it more quickly be talking and interjecting
> through the other persons transmissions.  If they
> are operating full duplex (they should be) then
> this makes the LINK sound just like a TELEPHONE
> conversation with both able to talk at the same
> time.
> 
> I'd think that it would be about a 50% improvement
> over FM because of this full-duplex-dual-simultaneous
> ability to speak...
> 
> de Wb4APR, Bob
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