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Re: PCSAT-1 over Europe




On 5 Nov 2007, at 20:41, Chris Bloy wrote:

> Hi Bob,
>
>
>> Yes, we noticed that 2/3rds of all PCSAT-1 users are in Europe
>> in a SMALL footprint.  While in the USA, there are only half as
>> many users but spread out over a much larger area.  SO the
>> congestion must be maybe 4 times worse over there in Europe..
>>
> I thought as much from looking at findu.com..
>
>> Yes, any collision will cause the weaker signal to not be heard.
>> And then the stations just keep trying, further making the
>> problem worse.
>>
> I don't know what to do about it, as even after I receive the  
> bulletin of
> low usage and low sunlight the stations still flood in.. I have the  
> same
> issue with ANDE and have to use high power to hit and digi too.
>
> Its a shame as this will shorten the live of PCSAT for us all if  
> sometime is
> not done... ISS I believe suffers from the above as I cannot hit  
> that with a
> handheld either.. ALmost to the point of giving up. I will keep trying
> though as I would like to see my 5watt packets digi'd...
Its very difficult to get in at weekends... lots of stations  
beaconing far to often IMHO.

de John
EI7IG

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