[amsat-bb] AO-51

Carl Rimmer cfrimmer at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 16:40:29 PST 2011

I have to agree with the others regarding the mis-use of AO-51.  I don't 
get on there every pass but the other day was ridiculous.  I thought it 
was CH19.  There is absolutely no respect.  Another gripe I have are 
those who work every pass and contact the same people each pass.  That 
makes it very crowded.  I would suggest listening for new calls and grid 
squares.   As the satellites get more and more publicity, new people 
will be coming on board.  Perhaps there operating skills are not as good 
as yours, but they have a right to make contacts.  Check your log books 
and if you have worked someone, give another person a chance to work 
them.  There were several new calls for me the other day but it was so 
bad that I just shut it down.

Is ham radio joining the ranks of the general populous and losing our 
civility?  It sure seems like it.



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