Having been on a few DX-peditions, I can't imagine the sense of failure that would go with running a DX-Net on a satellite, However, I nearly missed the following great idea from Bruce.
Actually we can do split on AO-51. If anyone felt a DX-depition was worth the effort and resources, we just tell the DX to use one uplink channel and the people replying to use the other. It would maximise QSO rate and even a handheld with low audio would be Q5 without any interfering signals.
73 es gud DX
David G0MRF / 9H0WW / C56DX / ZC4DX / 3B9C
In a message dated 24/02/2009 15:02:29 GMT Standard Time, [email protected] writes:
Very interesting Bob..... I had just sent this to a friend of mine to look at before sending to the bb. It is basically the same thing. However, taking checkins is too time consuming, this is a much easier plan.
When dx stations are working HF and they are operating split, they can very easily move up and down the band to find a station that is in the clear. Also, no one has a problem hearing them (except for the occasional guy that forgets to hit split). However, when on the satellite, you do not have the luxury of split operations on FM.