[amsat-bb] AO-85 Rudeness (elbow room)

Stefan Wagener wageners at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 03:43:01 UTC 2015

I like to see the 10m uplink "arrow" approach :-)

While PSAT-1 is a nice "proof of concept for PSK-31" in reality it does
nothing for the portable operator and that is what the original post is all
about. Bad behaviour is not solved by switching to different satellites and
different modes, it is solved by  education, courtesy and the "gentle"

Using PSK31 is a great idea, the 10m uplink is the real issue for the
non-use of PSAT-1. Should I say "fatal flaw"? Not many of us have a 10m
dipole ready as part of our satellite setup (stationary or mobile for that
matter). It is time that we move on and promote digital modes on
frequencies that are actually used within the allocated satellite bands and
even better on higher bands where we have allocations and we don't use
them. How about a PSK-31 Cubesat within VHF/UHF? That is a nice mobile
challenge combining portable TX ability with a tablet :-) and some new
apps. Let's think outside of the box for a while... and leave 10m on the
ground where it belongs LOL :-)

Food for thought,

Stefan, VE4NSA

On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 4:27 PM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> > I too have noticed some serious SAT-HOGs having a QSO,
> > which prevented me from making an HT-ARROW portable OP contact.
> Take a break from the congestion.... come to the wide open multi-user
> wideband transponder on PSAT-1.  Downlink is good on a handheld arrow on
> 435.350 MHz FM.  It should be able to support dozens of simultaneous full
> duplex QSO's in the PSK31 waterfall.
> Just pick an empty spot and key your TX solid for the full 8 minutes of the
> pass on your 10 meter PSK31 uplink 28.121 MHz..
> To run fullduplex, just run two copies of your favorite PSK31 software.
> One
> receiving the FM downlink and the other transmitting on the SSB uplink.
> Even
> better is to run Andy K0SM's TX-only uplink client that pre-adjusts for
> Doppler so everyone can decode you with no adjustments.
> http://aprs.org/psat.html
> Text with everyone all at once.
> Bob, WB4aPR
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