[amsat-bb] Re: ISS

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 12 23:33:41 PDT 2010

I heard a mix.  Often name or location, sometimes the call sign or parts of it.  He did my suffix, then the whole call on the return, along with the location (state only).  It was usually pretty clear who he was talking to but I can see how there is room for improvement.  

The main problem I had was not knowing when he was done with the previous QSO, as he never prompted with QRZ, and only 73'd the previous caller about a third of the time.

Greg  KO6TH

> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 22:01:57 -0400
> From: jeremy at cowgar.com
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ISS
> I believe that's true however during my limited experience (listening to 
> a few passes, then trying to work 2 and finally getting him on the 
> third) I've *never* head him give a call. It's always "Hear you loud and 
> clear Cleveland" or "Got you Rick..."
> Has this been other peoples experience?
> Jeremy
> http://www.kb8lfa.com
> On 7/12/2010 9:26 PM, David - KG4ZLB wrote:
> > I may be wrong but "technically" you would need to have NA1SS repeat
> > your call to be a true contact - he may have written your call down and
> > forgot to acknowledge you by callsign in which case send a QSL and you
> > might get lucky - if not then keep trying, Its great when it does happen
> > and you know that an Astronaut flying at 17600mph in space is talking
> > directly to you!
> >
> > Best of luck
> >
> > David
> > KG4ZLB
> >
> > On 7/12/2010 20:18, Jeremy Cowgar wrote:
> >    
> >> With all the talk about ISS, I decided to try. I heard Col Wheelock on
> >> two passes but he never acknowledged my call. Then the pass today at
> >> 22:30 I was calling "KB8LFA Jeremy in Akron, Ohio"... He came back and
> >> said "Got you loud and clear Akron, We are now passing ..."
> >>
> >> It might not happen all the time and probably not at the exact time I
> >> transmit but how do I know there was not a stronger station saying
> >> Akron, Ohio as well? Is this what constitutes a contact w/NA1SS?
> >>
> >> Jeremy
> >> KB8LFA
> >> http://www.kb8lfa.com
> >>      
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