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Re: Courteous AO-51 Operation



Perhaps we can get this in the AMSAT Journal?

David Goncalves
W1EUJ

On 3/19/08, Ben Jackson <bbj@innismir.net> wrote:
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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
>
> - --
> Ben Jackson - N1WBV - New Bedford, MA
> bbj <at> innismir.net - http://www.innismir.net/
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