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Re: Courteous AO-51 Operation



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Robert Turlington wrote:
| hi Ben
| have read your little piece on courteous AO51 Operation with interest
| and in general I toady agree with you, my only comment is why only AO51,
| because the other single channel satellites are almost as bad even the
| newly resurrected AO16 is a bit of a mad house a lot of the time here in
| Europe.
| I therefore suggest you rename your title as 'Courteous Single Channel
| Satellite Operation
|

Hi Robert:

John hit most of the points right on the head but I wanted to just toss
in my $0.02.

I singled out AO-51 for few reasons: A. It's the one I have the most
experience on, B. It seems to be the most popular EasySat, and C. It's
the most straightforward to operate.

SO-50, AO-27, and AO-16 all have their specific caveats in regard to
their on board timers, or their "different" operating mode. I have never
worked AO-27 or AO-16 and I didn't want to speak on a subject that I had
no experience with. SO-50 can actually violate "Don't transmit unless
you can't hear it" if the timer has expired, and I didn't want attempt
to make distinctions. Perhaps a SO-50 specific document might be in
order, but lets cross that bridge when we come to it.

AO-51 was singled out due to it's popularity, and my comfort level
talking about it. However, you are right, and most, if not all, of the
document can be applied to other single channel satellites.

				~Ben

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Ben Jackson - N1WBV - New Bedford, MA
bbj <at> innismir.net - http://www.innismir.net/
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