At 03:41 AM 2/1/2008, Sion Chow Q. C. (9W2QC) wrote:
Well, with more uplink power on 2M and gain antennas, it is not that bad after all. Judging from the way the conversation sounds, most are terrestrial illegal 2M usage and when the bird goes further north, then you start to hear the so called long range cordless phones dialing and ringing away.
Guess you're also not having to cover nearly 3000km at low elevation either to hit the bird at that time either!
I look forward to a satellite QSO with you one day. :)
Not sure I can muster the ERP to get over the QRM on 2m. Pity theres not another Mode B FM bird, that would be worth a shot between us. SO-35 generally had a clean uplink.
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