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

Larry Teran ki6yaa at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 09:28:33 PST 2010

You are completely right Jerry, an exchange of call signs and acknowledge from
both stations is needed for a successful QSO, but we need to keep in mind
that satellite contacts are performed on tight time period and the signals
from the birds are not all the time clear enough to copy 100%, as you
get experience working on the sats you familiarize with most of the every
day operators and then you began relaying on equipment like a recorder that
help you analyze the audio and if you were not able to copy the call at the
time you contacted that station you probably will have a better reception of
that station on another QSO going on, but we all were inexperienced
operators once and missed a couple of call because of that reason, a little
help is always of great support and we all can give new station the
opportunity to enjoy this wonderful hobby.

73's Larry KI6YAA

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 5:32 AM, <n0jy at lavabit.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Jerry
> N0JY
> > Hey! Rick you contacted famous Loren K7CWQ in CN94 from Oregon!!!!!
> >
> > 73's Larry KI6YAA
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 8:39 PM, Rick Tejera <saguaroastro at cox.net>
> wrote:
> >
> >> All,
> >>
> >> Worked AO51 this evening, a pretty quiet pass, had some time to actually
> >> talk! Myself & Dave Kb5WIA  work a station with call K7TWQ in CN94. When
> >> I
> >> went to log him in I could not find his call in any of the usual DB's,
> >> Dave
> >> also could not find him. We both tried several variations on the theme
> >> but
> >> no soap. If you're out there and we got your call wrong or if anyone
> >> knows
> >> who we worked, please let us know. CN94 is a new grid for me, I'd like
> >> to
> >> get it in the book.
> >>
> >> 73
> >>
> >> Clear Skies
> >>
> >> Rick Tejera
> >> Editor SACnews,
> >> Public Outreach Coordinator
> >> Saguaro Astronomy Club
> >> Phoenix, Arizona
> >> www.saguaroastro.org <http://www.saguaroastro.org/>
> >> saguaroastro at cox.net
> >> K7TEJ, AMSAT 38452
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