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We investigate the adaptive channel attenuation compensation of satellite OFDMA downlink users for minimum PAR (Peak to Average power Ratio), which is one of the main challenging issues in satellite OFDMA application. First, we analyze and compare PAR performances of two main different channel attenuation compensation schemes for OFDMA, i.e., PC-OFDMA (power control OFDMA) and AMC-OFDMA (Adaptive Modulation and Coding). While AMC-OFDMA maintains the constant transmission powers through entire user data subcarriers, PC-OFDMA has non-uniform subcarrier transmission powers because subcarrier powers are separately controlled to compensate each user's sub-channel attenuation. We newly found the fact that non-uniform subcarrier power in PC-OFDMA achieves rather reduced PAR compared to AMC-OFDMA and the amount of reduction becomes larger as the power differences among subcarriers increase. Also, there is an additional PAR reduction in PC-OFDMA by optimizing subcarrier grouping scheme for user's sub-channelization.