[amsat-bb] Re: CH-19 11 Meters

Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL vlfiscus at mcn.net
Wed Feb 2 08:57:33 PST 2011

At 11:06 AM 2/2/2011 -0500, "Greg Dober" <almetco at comcast.net> wrote:
>Good points.  I don't know why operators think it's a DX pileup and have to
>run 5 or more contacts and monopolize the bird too.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
>Behalf Of Dee
>Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 10:57 AM
>To: 'Gordon JC Pearce'; amsat-bb at amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: CH-19 11 Meters
>Everyone makes mistakes.
>There is about 10 reams of instructions available on www.AMSAT.org about
>using FM satellites--Read and ask questions..I give many talks and always
>have similar questions because people do need some instructions....Good luck
>on the sats and enjoy them because of the hard work of a few people that
>volunteer their time to put them together for "US."  Please join AMSAT when
>you start to feel guilty..Hi, Hi...
>This reminds me of when Owen Garriot, W5LFL, was first on the Shuttle.  The
>uplink and the downlink were very much confused by people trying to contact
>him.  Speaking of chaos - everyone that transmitted on the downlink was
>harshly reprimanded and caused many moments of listening time abuse.  The
>unhamly comments and language heard was enough to turn anyone off about Ham
>Radio.  What a mess....
>Rule of thumb?  Listen to a few passes-learn the technique in use - then use
>it yourself....  AND  Be  K I N D  to each other.  Get your 2 or so QSO's in
>and leave some time for others to do the same....Good Luck...
>Giving a talk at the BARA meeting in NJ on February 13th - stop by and join
>in the fun evening.
>Dee, NB2F

I thought the FM satellites were *supposed* to sound like eleven meters...

Foolish me.


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