What do you like more, Packet or Repeater?

Packet Radio / AX.25
44% (725 votes)
Crossband Repeater
56% (929 votes)
Total votes: 1654
Anonymous – Sat, 2004 – 09 – 04 18:44

I like both modes of

I like both modes of operation. Although, for the short time scale of an ISS pass, I would favour packet more. This been for the more efficient side of packet with more operators able to make a contact. On repeater mode, a small amount of operators appear to be running high power; and love the sound of their own voice. Thus not letting another operator have a chance to make a QSO.

Submitted by G1LEV on Mon, 2009-03-30 04:09.

Re: What do you like more, Packet or Repeater?

I have to go with Packet just a little bit more that the Repeater. It is great talking to folks and it is likely that more people could do repeater with so many dual band radios but I can make more contacts during a single pass on packet without anyone complaining about hogging the radio.

Kenneth - N5VHO

Submitted by N5VHO on Sat, 2004-09-04 20:27.

Re: What do you like more, Packet or Repeater?

I like the repeater more.
If ISS was using a FTL0 9600 bps system (like AO-51, GO-32 or UO-22) I would have gone for the packet radio.

Submitted by iz6byy on Sun, 2004-09-05 05:53.

Re: What do you like more, Packet or Repeater?

I agree with the previous comment about liking packet better.
For one thing, you only need a single band radio and antenna for packet and old style ISS voice contacts. Now you need BOTH 2m and 440 AND be concerned with doppler shift on the 440 side.
The cross band repeater is neat, but WHY?

Submitted by kd7bjj_1 on Thu, 2004-09-16 16:50.

Re: What do you like more, Packet or Repeater?

I am also voting for the packet as you can not send emails via the cross band repeater. Both should be operational on different frequencies and no-one would winge about anything. Kevin VK3UKF

Submitted by VK3UKF on Thu, 2004-09-23 23:38.

Re: What do you like more, Packet or Repeater?

I like them both, why can't both be utilized in an alternating fasion.

Submitted by kg6pom on Sun, 2004-12-26 20:42.
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