[amsat-bb] Re: A0-51 "easy sat"
vk3jed at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 12:10:13 PST 2008
At 10:13 PM 2/26/2008, Ben Jackson wrote:
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>| I agree with Cliff. Tha same is true with terrestial repeaters.
>| If you expect a reply then the accepted term is "CQ" not "listening".
>I have yet to hear a "CQ" on a repeater here in the US. The normal
>practice here is to announce you're "listening", "monitoring", or just
>give out your call sign.
Actually, I have seen calling CQ on repeaters suggested in guides on
"How to be a LID" :D. Over here, it is also customary to announce
that you're listening. I personally don't like the callsign only
approach (fortunately, it's rare here - only time I can recall
hearing it is US stations via IRLP or Echolink), it's too abrupt and
vague, callsign and status (listening, testing, etc) is the preferred
approach here. That allows for tests as well. :)
As the FM birds are essentially repeaters in the sky, most satellite
operators here use the same convention as for terrestrial
repeaters. Most of the long CQs on FM sats I've heard have been from
newcomers who haven't yet sorted out their receive setups (so they
invariably trash any QSO in progress :( ).
>I've also heard plenty of people reply to this. :)
All the time, that's how repeater QSOs start, unless someone calls
someone specifically. :)
73 de VK3JED
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