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Re: This comment is INSANE...



Oh, boy, I just gotta open my big yap on this one....
I don't mean to insult anyone here, but C'mon, Steve!
I have a 350 watt amp and a 30-element CP antenna, and
I have a 750 Watt amp easily "available" to me. I also
have access to a 1500 Watt amp, although I'd get
nervous running that much to the antenna. Does this
mean I should drag it out for Field Day? I don't think
so, and I'm sure (well, at least I *hope*) that you
didn't mean to imply that in the article.
I know there will be some big guns on the FM
satellites; there always are on Field Day. And I know
the FM sats get overloaded on Field Day, and making
your one, 100-point bonus contact can be very trying.
Been there, done that, and it's no fun, especially for
people trying it with an HT and Arrow-type antenna.
It's one thing to run your FM mobile rig at 35, 50, 75
Watts or whatever it will do, but the blanket
statement "As Much Power As You Have Available" is bit
over-the-top.
73, Jim  KQ6EA

--- "Ford, Steve,  WB8IMY" <sford@arrl.org> wrote:

> Stephan:
> 
>  
> 
> I am the person at the ARRL that authored the
> statement in question. It appeared in a Field Day
> special insert published in the June issue of QST.
> 
>  
> 
> The statement is part of a section that discusses
> how to make a successful Field Day contact on OSCAR
> 51, a satellite that presently functions as a
> single-channel FM repeater. The suggestion to use as
> much power as available applied to Field Day
> stations, not everyday operating. But more
> importantly, the suggestion was intended to apply to
> AO-51 *only.* I would never suggest such a practice
> for communicating through an SSB/CW linear
> transponder satellite, during Field Day or at any
> other time.
> 
>  
> 
> I apologize for any misunderstanding. The article
> should have made this point clearer.
> 
>  
> 
> 73 . . . Steve Ford, WB8IMY
> 
> QST Editor
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> 
> ________________________________
> 
> From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org on behalf of
> Stephan Andre'
> Sent: Thu 6/14/2007 3:11 PM
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: This comment is INSANE...
> 
> 
> 
> I would agree that the comment below is rather nuts,
> but it is important
> to remember that this is an *unattributed statement*
> at the current time.
> We cannot know that this was a true statement.
> 
> I am hoping that someone connected with the ARRL can
> get someone
> there to comment on this.  Obviously this is a false
> statement, but I
> don't believe that an ARRL official said that.  If
> someone can produce
> an actual quote thats Googled, that is different.
> 
> Either way the ARRL really ought to make some kind
> of statement
> about this.
> 
> --STeve Andre'
> wb8wsf  en82
> 
> On Thursday 14 June 2007 14:37:35 Ernest Erickson
> wrote:
> > After reading several articles posted by menbers,
> this
> > particular line really stood out.
> >
> > How can someone supposedly 'responsible' make such
> a
> > stupid comment?
> >
> > They obviously have no idea that more power than
> > neccessary robs power from ALL users on the
> > satellites.
> > (snip)
> >  Someone from the ARRL, who shall
> >
> > >> > remain nameless, is actually recommending as
> much
> > >> > uplink power as possible to improve one's
> >
> > chances,(/snip)
> >
> > This is especially true with SSB/CW transponders.
> >
> > This is thoughtless commenting in general, and
> must be
> > ignored, but such a person should be informed that
> > making statements such as this is NOT what we need
> > from a 'reputable' organization, if indeed, it
> > actually came from someone within the ARRL.
> >
> > Just my .02C on the subject.
> >
> > 73!
> >
> >
> > Ernest A. Erickson, KA9UCE
> > Applied Electronic Communications, AEC
> > 10711 East Verbina Lane
> > Florence, AZ. 85232
> > 520.723.0602
> > aec9823@yahoo.com
> 
> 
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