[amsat-bb] Re: What a shame!

Curt Nixon cptcurt at flash.net
Sat Feb 21 06:40:01 PST 2009

I was on for the 1830EST pass yesterday evening---and yes it was a real 
eye opener.  I don't think they (K5D) were on..if they were, it would 
have been difficult to tell.   If one were to write a paper on how NOT 
to do it, they only needed to document what was happening on that 
pass--and from stations that I KNOW can here--and should know better.  
Constant calls to the other station, long long sing-song phonetic calls 
nearly contantly--calling even after the footprint was off of 
Desecheo....it was NEARLY as ridiculous as some of the HF operations 
I've heard in the last several days.  Guys:  Just because your license 
says AMATEUR on it, be PROFESSIONAL in your operating...if you don't 
hear the other station invite a call, DON'T push the little button!

Please tolerate my rant--it is certainly not aimed at the majority of 
the excellent ops on the birds--rather a few that are not thinking 
clearly about what they're doing.


John Price wrote:
> During the over head pass this evening of AO-51 on the QRP transponder
> there was a station that called QC from AOS to LOS. He obviously could
> not hear himself or anyone else. A couple of stations
> tried to call him and got no answer. I wont give the call but I am
> sure he it was him. What a shame! Hard to believe anyone would be that
> inconsiderate. I don't know if the DX was on or not but they sure
> would have had no chance if they were. Then someone started sending
> music towards the end of the pass. How bad is ham radio going to get
> before we all get feed up and find another hobby? Sure
> is causing me to rethink my opinion.

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