Re: Tactics in microwave contest with very few planes.
Phil Guttridge G3TCU
Hi Nick,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Can you give me an 8 (or 10) character LOC and I'll set up an Airscout alarm path to you tonight. I don't find the waterfall much help with AS QSOs as the path mostly opens and closes quickly.
As most large planes are cargo flights heading roughly E-W these days, they cross the path, rather than flying along it, so the 'opening' can be very short, so overs need to be extremely brief.
Do you use KST2me? 'Raw' KST usually has too much latency for arranging AS skeds. And I find a display dedicated to KST2me is useful, otherwise I can easily miss meeps.
Having said that, I'm just as guilty as everyone else at not responding to meeps sometimes. If I'm trying to complete a 'good Dx' QSO at very weak signal levels, I can't type a reply at the same time.
My home QTH system on 23cm is 250W to a 44 ele
73, Phil G3TCU
On 19/05/2020 09:50, Nick Gregory G0HIK via groups.io wrote:
I've not had an A/S QSO yet and I'm still going to be on the drive in the van this evening with limited computing power.