[amsat-bb] Re: proposing a new gentleman's rule...
ka3hsw at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 18 19:33:52 PST 2008
That's the way I have always done it, since the days of RS-10/11 and
12/13... "CQ AO-27" or whatever.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Auke de Jong, VE6PWN" <sparkycivic at shaw.ca>
To: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 4:47 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] proposing a new gentleman's rule...
> In light of hearing some stations calling "CQ" or "CQ Satellite" and then
> failing to reply to the terurn calls, I have realized that there is a need
> for a new procedure to be used when calling "CQ" on satellites. This is
> needed in order to address multiple satellites sharing a common uplink
> frequency, and having overlapping(or nearly-so) footprints. In
> particular, AO-51 and AO-16 are using 145.92 FM for their voice uplinks,
> and their footprints are presently seperated by only a few minutes.
> Perhaps the considerate operator should be naming the satellite that they
> are trying to use while calling, in order to avoid confusion or
> frustration when the operator's calls might be inadvertently received on
> multiple sats at once.
> Any thoughts?
> Auke de Jong
> Edmonton, AB
More information about the AMSAT-BB