[amsat-bb] Re: LEO in Europe
bob at evoria.net
Sat Oct 13 09:56:39 PDT 2007
>All I can say is that in this part of Europe it is more
>frustration than satisfaction. Stations calling without listening. Stations
>calling during a QSO. Stations making satellites their private phone.
We have the same thing here in the states on the FM sats. I use them
in "contest mode", if you will: a callsign and a gridsquare. I try not to
with anyone except the "rag-chewers", but at the same time, the satellite
doesn't belong to the first one there, either. If it's busy and I want
I'll make one or two and then I'm done. So what if in the process the
gets handed off to someone who hasn't had a chance to speak yet because of
the satellite-hogs. ;)
--- Paulo Pinto <pspinto at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I don't know exactly how is the experience of the use of LEO in other parts
> of the globe. All I can say is that in this part of Europe it is more
> frustration than satisfaction. Stations calling without listening. Stations
> calling during a QSO. Stations making satellites their private phone. I find
> myself and my portable setup near the edge. I look down and I feel like
> willing to dive into the deep abysm. Crash my Arrow antenna and my TH-D7 and
> say goodbye. I quit.
> What can I do to change this behaviour? If I say something to them they will
> acuse me of being something I'm not.
> Let's keep supporting AMSAT and wait for a better future.
> CT1ETE, Paulo Pinto
> AMSAT President's Club member
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