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Re: AO-51 High Power Mode this week



I was able to hear stations on AO-51 last night down to about 5
degrees elevation with the dual band omni on my roof.  There was a lot
of activity.

On 3/5/06, John W Lee <k6yk@juno.com> wrote:
> And a good time  for  MOBILES and PORTABLES to go out
> and give out rare grids !!!
>
> On Sun, 5 Mar 2006 21:19:57 GMT "T. P. McGrane" <n2oeq@netzero.net>
> writes:
> > Greetings
> >
> > At great risk I recommend some of the regular ECHO satellite users
> > reduce their activities this week to give new operators a chance
> > while the satellite is in a higher power mode.
> >
> > Originally, the echo was supposed to attract new members to
> > satellites and amsat. With the higher power output, more people will
> > be able to hear the satellite with more common home and mobile
> > equipment.
> >
> > Take advantage of this time to introduce aquantances to this aspect
> > of the hobby.
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