[amsat-bb] Re: AO51 pass this evening 0039UT

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Tue Nov 9 05:45:50 PST 2010

-----Original Message-----
>From: n0jy at lavabit.com
>Sent: Nov 9, 2010 8:32 AM
>To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO51 pass this evening 0039UT
>I may be hated for this but I have to ask, if you make a contact and you
>get the call wrong so you would not get a QSL card because you can't mail
>the right person is it really fair to use another medium to search out the
>correct call in order to secure the contact for award reasons?  I always
>thought the QSO had to be a successful exchange of at least the call signs
>over the air to count as a contact.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.

In my opinion you are 100% correct. Make a second contact to make it legit. If you just want to find the right call for your own reasons or to arrange another contact, cool. If you want to use the busted QSO for an award, not cool.

73, Drew KO4MA

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