[amsat-bb] Re: K5D an embarrassment / poor operating procedure.

Darin Cowan yet.another.squid at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 09:28:52 PST 2009

W9VNE said:
>> Unfortunately the operation of AO 51 is a large embarrassment. I 
>>have never in 56 years of operating ever seen demonstrated such 
>>poor operating procedures.

I'd be happy if people would just use the proper phonetic alphabet.  So many
logs have been messed up by "kilowatt" which is KW to me, as opposed to the
correct "kilo" and the other bizarre appellations of letters.  And it's not
just on satellites that this is a problem.  When I hear something like
"Kilowatt Capacitor Eight United Airlines" (made up example, if you are
KC8UAL, I'm not picking on you or accusing you) I can pretty much guarantee
it won't end up correct in the logs.  That makes it a non-QSO and a waste of
time for both ends.

Combine proper phonetic use with "listen before transmitting" and 90% or
better of the issues we see would go away.

73 de VE3OIJ

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