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Re: Newbie Q & A

Sounds to me like you took a stand - PRO QRO.
This ain't AM Bob, this is FM, remember the capture effect?
I challenge you to turn down your uplink to 1 watt and let everyone else
stay at 50 - 100 watts. Bet you change your mind.
If there is going to be collisions so be it, but lets do it with only
the least amount of power required to do the job.



>Without taking a stand either way, I would say there would be no real
>improvement..   In fact the number of completed QSO's would be worse.  A
>collision is a collision.  Whether it is two stations with 5 watts or
>with 500.  Neither one will be heard.
>Yes, there are lots of folks that  use HT's on these birds.  No, they
>won't win in a collision with a 500W station, and neither will they be
>heard in a collision with another 5w station either.  But when the bird
>has a gap and no one else hits it, then he can be heard.
>Good luck.
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