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Re: Crossband repeat on ISS



Mark,

You hit the nail on the head..
Oh.. and one user at a time....
It is useless most of the time here too!

Starting to make packet look pretty good.
EVERYONE gets their chance.

73, Scott



> On 12/31/05, Scott Avery WA6LIE <wa6lie@msn.com> wrote:
> > John,
> >
> > You are competing with others that also have noclue.
> > That is why you are not making it.
> > For more info try http://www.rac.ca/ariss/<http://www.rac.ca/ariss/> for 
> > more
> > info.
> >
> > The "noise" floor on UHF 437.800 +-10Mhz must be pretty loud!
> > Desense is KILLING most from making it.
> > Those that are tracking, and using Doppler frequency correction are 
> > winning.
>
> Those who are using high gain antennas combined with unnecessary
> amounts of power are winning.  I have no problem getting in with an
> Arrow and 1 watt -- when the ISS is over the ocean, however when it is
> over North America there is so much QRM (whether it be from stations
> using incorrect doppler correction or stations with correct doppler
> but transmitting at the same time someone else is therefore closing
> the squelch so they don't even realise they're causing it to stay
> closed) that I can't more than a syllable in at 5 watts.  I thought
> about dragging out the 100 watt amplifier, but it's not worth it.  I
> can still make a couple contacts on the east coast as the ISS leaves
> North America, and a couple in the UK before it gets to continental
> Europe.
>
> 73,
> Mark VO1ONE 
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