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

Kent Frazier kent at k5knt.net
Tue Nov 9 07:40:43 PST 2010

Would this apply to using a digital voice recorder also, in your opinion?

I operate handheld (using an Icom w32a and an Elk antenna) I'm unable to
write down ANY information during a contact.
I'd hate to think I'm somehow disqualified from an award because I listened
to my recordings to log my contacts after the pass is over.

The OP only missed the call by one character, and they sound similar. I'm
not sure what equipment both parties were using, but I remember having a
very hard time making out calls with my gear. Especially on AO-51 pileups.
One of the reasons I quit for awhile is I got tired of competing with the
"big guns".

I've been off the air for about a year now. I'm looking forward to getting
back on the birds.

Kent, K5KNT

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 07:45, Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com
> wrote:

> -----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.
> >
> >Jerry
> >N0JY
> >
> 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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