[amsat-bb] Re: Arecibo grumble

Idle-Tyme nss at mwt.net
Sun Apr 18 14:33:55 PDT 2010

Watching the web cam, I was constantly cringing.  Yes they needed better 
Op's I was copying calls off the echoy web audio and they had no clue.

Or  how they never waited long enough after cqing to get an answer. half 
the time they would call cq  tubne a bit and in like 2 or 3 seconds 
theyd be cqing already!

the answering stations signal hasn't even made it back yet?  this isn't 
20 meters,  The needed to wait at LEAST 5 seconds if not ten before 
cqing again.  I bet 90% of the time they were cqing on top of an 
answering station.

I wonder how many stations that they did work figured this out by 
calling them while they are cqing?

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme

On 4/18/2010 3:44 PM, Bob- W7LRD wrote:
> Hello
> I have never uttered a controversial word on this bb. This Arecibo event presented us with a fantastic opportunity.  I truly applaud those who set this event up and ran it.  However-the object is to make contacts, and as many as possible in the allotted time.  The CW procedures were laborious, 73's, multiple calls, excessive id'ing.  They needed a top notch cw op.  They used SSB, CW, then JT-65. I was waiting for them to try FM.  Again,  I am grateful for the chance to try to participate in this event.  I learned a great deal in preparing and participating in the process.  Their signal  peaked at 569 using a 910 with 50feet of LMR400 to a 40 el CP yagi set for LHCP.  I am sure the JT-65 mode gave flea powered stations an opportunity.   As I hit this send button they have 40 minutes left.  They might work a few more. grumble!!
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