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Re: A good use of bandwidth



Dear Ray:
A good observation, however it needs to be
read a little closer.

If the channel is dead or OFF hours, there is no problem 
with lots of transmissions.
I my self will have a long conversation with others via
ISS during weekdays, when ISS activity is very low.

A "Rag chew" is like Fishing, it encourages others to join in
or just enjoy listening.  
I do not see any problems with a hand full of stations enjoying
a long string of packets when there is little activity.

If you decode this log (and ill assume it is unedited) you 
will see that most of the transmissions from wa6lie are
more than 10 seconds apart.
I even saw gaps of over 40 seconds, with ZERO activity.
A 40 second gap of zero activity to me, means the band 
may be dead.

so, Go for it and try to have a conversation with some new station.
Please be aware there are good times and bad times for lots of
transmissions.

Also, because of geography, the usage of ISS will change quickly during
a 10 minute pass.  
You should adjust your usage acordingly.

Example.  I live in Massachusetts.  When ISS
is coming from San Diego to Boston, i know that 
Iss will be heavily loaded while over chicago.
so, i keep my transmissions limited.
Then, as ISS passes over Maine, i know the number
of users has dropped by 95%.  I will then increase 
the number of pings during my conversations with others
because i know that ISS is only in range of a small
part of land.

Think before you transmit and 
Think before you post.



good luck everyone and enjoy.


Miles WF1F
www.marex-na.org





Ray Cannon wrote:
> 
> An effective use of bandwidth,  lets see 22 transmissons in 5 minutes, a
> new record for wa6lie...
> 
> 03-Jun-01  08:19:03  W6OTH>NOCALL*>APS199:=3727.43N/12153.73W&SILICON VY
> 03-Jun-01  08:20:17  W6OTH>NOCALL*>APS199:>221622z[199YQ]Tracy in
> Milpitas CA
> 03-Jun-01  08:20:48  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>ISS:!3641.28N/12139.83W'PHG9490/This
> uplink shared with 8 other Sats. PSE QRT after pass
> 03-Jun-01  08:21:03
> WA6LIE>NOCALL*>ISS:!3641.28N/12139.83W'PHG9490/Hello all.. From
> Salinas,Ca wa6lYe@msn.com
> 03-Jun-01  08:21:08  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>ISS:!3641.28N/12139.83W'PHG9490/via
> ISS ( R0ISS )
> 03-Jun-01  08:21:20  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>AP28:=3641.28N/12139.83W/West Coast
> ISS Tracking Station
> 03-Jun-01  08:21:21  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>AP28::EMAIL    :Krazyman36@aol.com :
> Kenny, This message is from SPACE!  Scott
> 03-Jun-01  08:21:27  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>AP28:;ISS_ 151
> *030821z5134.01N\12739.74WS090/999/at 030821z
> 03-Jun-01  08:21:30  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>AP28::BLNA     :This UPLINK shared
> with 8 other SATS. PSE QSY after ISS Pass{10}
> 03-Jun-01  08:21:54  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>AP28:=3641.28N/12139.83W/West Coast
> ISS Tracking Station
> 03-Jun-01  08:22:38  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>AP28#:7ISK_ 151
> *3922z5116.24N\12032.46WS095/9!9/at 030822z
> 03-Jun-01  08:22:40  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>ISS:!3641.28N/12139.83W'PHG9490/This
> uplink shared with 8 other Sats. PSE QRT after pass
> 03-Jun-01  08:22:46  VA7OTC>NOCALL*>AP28:>030607z>CN88hk/- JD in
> Victoria
> 03-Jun-01  08:23:02  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>AP28:=3641.28N/12139.83W/West Coast
> ISS Tracking Station
> 03-Jun-01  08:23:13  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>AP28:;ISS_ 151
> *030823z5057.88N\11710.93WS100/999/at 030823z
> 03-Jun-01  08:23:23  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>ISS:!3641.28N/12139.83W'PHG9490/This
> uplink shared with 8 other Sats. PSE QRT after pass
> 03-Jun-01  08:23:38
> WA6LIE>NOCALL*>ISS:!3641.28N/12139.83W'PHG9490/Hello all.. From
> Salinas,Ca wa6lie@msn.com
> 03-Jun-01  08:23:47  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>AP28:;ISS_ 151
> *030823z5032.50N\11346.57WS102/999/at 030823z
> 03-Jun-01  08:23:50  KF6YVI>NOCALL*>ISS:CQ de Matt in San Diego,
> kf6yvi@w6nwg.#sca.ca
> 03-Jun-01  08:24:15  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>AP28::EMAIL    :Krazyman36@aol.com :
> Kenny, This message is from SPACE!  Scott
> 03-Jun-01  08:24:21  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>ISS:!3641.28N/12139.83W'PHG9490/This
> uplink shared with 8 other Sats. PSE QRT after pass
> 03-Jun-01  08:24:23  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>AP28:;ISS_ 151
> *030824z4959.76N\11021.23WS105/999/at 030824z
> 03-Jun-01  08:24:36
> WA6LIE>NOCALL*>ISS:!3641.28N/12139.83W'PHG9490/Hello all.. From
> Salinas,Ca wa6lie@msn.com
> 03-Jun-01  08:25:00  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>AP28:;ISS_ 151
> *030824z4919.41N\10655.43WS108/999/at 030824z
> 03-Jun-01  08:25:06  W7CRC-3>NOCALL*>TP3VUT:''Oul!uk/]"C,}W7CRC
> 03-Jun-01  08:25:27  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>AP28:=3641.28N/12139.83W/West Coast
> ISS Tracking Station
> 03-Jun-01  08:25:28  WA0D>NOCALL*>ID:WA0D/R WA0-1/B
> 03-Jun-01  08:25:35  WA6LIE>NOCALL*>AP28:;ISS_ 151
> *030825z4836.61N\10351.90WS110/999/at 030825z
> 03-Jun-01  08:25:48  WA0D>NOCALL*>ID:WA0D/R WA0-1/B
> 03-Jun-01  08:26:43  WB7SWW>NOCALL*>FN02IC:Hello from Dunkirk NY
> FN02ic/-
> 03-Jun-01  08:27:03  WA6D>NOCALL*>ID:WA0D/R WA0-1/B
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