[amsat-bb] Re: Recorder battery died - anyone have a recording?2/5/2011

Zachary Beougher zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 6 14:51:58 PST 2011

Hi Ed and Nigel,

I agree this is reasonable as well.  I don’t see an issue with using someone 
else's recordings because your batteries died, as long as you heard the QSO, 
repeated the other station's call back, etc., as I said in my original 
email.  If you aren't for sure if the station came back to your call or if 
he confirmed he heard you because you lost the bird or went behind a tree, 
then that's a different story.

I also think it's good to have a little grace - we can't expect a 
first-timer to the sats to jump on and copy and repeat all call signs 100%. 
When I first started, all I said was a "QSL," or "copy that."  I imagine I 
frustrated a few ops who were wondering who I was QSLing. ;-)



-----Original Message----- 
From: Edward R. Cole
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2011 5:24 PM
To: Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF ; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Recorder battery died - anyone have a 

At 01:14 PM 2/6/2011, Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
>I don't think the issue is whether or not you use a recorder,
>packet/psk31/rtty ops are not penalised because they have
>a computer record of the contact by virtue of the technology used
>for that mode. If a voice recorder is part of your
>shack, that's fine.
>The issue is having to ask others if they heard your QSO and can
>tell you the details.
>If you chose technology to help you, fine. If your technology fails,
>so does the QSO. It's not acceptable to expect the
>rest of the world to be your log keeper.

I agree with this!

73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
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