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Re: pl tone is needed on AO-51

>Just to added up on the noon pass the carrier remain switched on over the whole pass. Signal remain at S-9 plus >60 The 
>maximum reading on the FT-847 for about 80% of the pass. We where only 4 stations ve3npc k8did ve4lu w7jpl >until my LOS.

>I don't know if the TX side remain always on but this will drain the batteries a lot! mainly over the ocean path.

On the S downlink the PL can only gate the audio, and cannot PTT the transmitter....just the way it is.

73, Drew KO4MA
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