[amsat-bb] More from K5D ops

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Sat Feb 21 17:42:27 PST 2009


Please give these guys a chance to answer one call at a time. If you can't 
hear the downlink, don't transmit. All sixteen stations could have made the 
QSO with some cooperation.

73, Drew KO4MA

> Drew,
> I tried ao51 this evening during a good pass.  They guys on it just kept
> keying up constantly and didn't give me a chance to get on.  W4AS 
> mentioned
> this on the air and they just kept sending their signals without giving me 
> a
> chance to answer.  I heard 16 different stations but only worked Wp4cnu,
> n5znl, ve3npc.  It was getting dark and about half way thru when I was
> changing the downlink frequency I forgot to go back on transmit and 
> screwed
> up the last 3 or4 min of the pass by not transmitting.  I am going to try 
> to
> make at least 1 contact per day but can't make every pass.  Ao51 seems 
> much
> better than so50 on my downlink  but please put out the word to give the
> callsign and have everyone wait about 5 seconds after they hear a callsign
> for me for me to answer.  Hopefully I will be able to be on for 1 or 2
> passes per day.

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