[amsat-bb] Re: Last AO51 pass 0110 z Unbelievable Ignorance

Greg Dober almetco at comcast.net
Wed Jan 31 17:12:13 PST 2007

When UO-14 was up it was the same thing.  I never did understand it and
probably never will. It's the same callsigns over and over again.  That's
why I love to hear FO-29 and AO-7.  I miss FO-20 and AO-40 because of these
lids on the FM LEO's.  Mean while, they are great satellites, just why
monopolize it for a QSO on an 8 minute pass.  


-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Dave Johnson
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 7:41 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Last AO51 pass 0110 z Unbelievable Ignorance

Some people have the "me, me, me" attitude, so they feel they're entitled.
I don't mind hearing a SHORT QSO between ops.  I've kept this in mind when
I've worked the same station a few times, and have limited my comments to
them to a sentence or two, so that others get a chance to get in.

Worse yet, on many of the passes that I can hear/work, there is someone in
the footprint who just whistles, causing QRM on the already-crowded
satellite.  And then there's the op who does nothing more than say
"hello...hello...hello".  Lastly there are also the ops who apparently
aren't hearing the satellite and keep calling CQ, with stations answering
them to no avail.


On 1/30/07, amsat-bb-request at amsat.org <amsat-bb-request at amsat.org> wrote:
> Message: 6
> Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 01:21:14 +0000 (GMT)
> From: sraas at optonline.net
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Last AO51 pass  0110 z Unbelievable Ignorance (
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> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
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> How in the world is is even remotely possible that people hold a
> conversation on the bird knowing that there are 70 people ( probabally
> like 170) using the bird for quick contacts? HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE.. I
> cant imagine the ignorace involved... I just cannot fathom it.
> -Steve Raas
> FN20vg
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