[amsat-bb] Re: QRP?

Luc Leblanc lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Wed Apr 25 12:23:21 PDT 2007

On 25 Apr 2007 at 13:29, Bruce Robertson wrote:

> Quoting John Hackett <archie.hackett at hotmail.com>:
 The returning station, rather than
> suggesting QRP, congratulated his partner on an "excellent, strong signal"
> (which happened to be FM'ing the beacon like crazy.)
Situation 1

I try to use minimal power on VO-52 and FO-29 answering a CQ call with this 
absolute minimal power and this station never hear me. When i increased to 
maximum power he call me back with a S3 report!!!

Situation 2

A CW station was driving the sat power crazy i found some RX system are so poor 
the only one way they can achieve a QSO its in CW with all they can throw at 

Is it a good idea to send a note to the culprit explaining them what they are 
doing or is it a futile action? I for one accept this kind of note but where to 
draw a line? A station with a super RX figure will say that all the stations 
are using too much power but what about those who should use medium power.


When you are transmitting tune up and down the band and check what it is 
hapenning if you see the sat signal going down on each of your transmission it 
is probably an indication that something is wrong on your side and something 
have to be corrected.

Its an old problem but i found it is always the same stations who are causing  
theses problems. Are they seems to be concerned i think not even if we advise 

Don't get me wrong it is very possible that each of us one day or another can 
also use too much power but if this happen on a regular basis we should act on 

"It is not the class of license the amateur holds, but the class of the amateur 
that holds the license."

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Skype VE2DWE


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