[amsat-bb] Re: What a shame!

joe jbarkley at bellsouth.net
Sat Feb 21 06:52:23 PST 2009

Curt Nixon wrote:
> 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.
> Curt
> KU8L
> 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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It was pretty civil on this mornings pass on AO-51. I along with several 
others were able to work them.
I too heard last night's pass and I will admit, I did call K5D a couple 
times in the blind hoping they would be there.
I did the same this morning and low and behold they were there.
I hope the next passes are as good, this one was a nice high pass for 
them I think.

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