[amsat-bb] Re: FD Mess

Dominic Hawken dominic at del.co.uk
Mon Jun 27 08:56:51 PDT 2011


Is there a good FAQ / advice page online somewhere for relative newbies like myself on satellite etiquette (no high power, no continuous long calls, listen first etc)? 

Dominic G6NQO



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From: "Tom Schaefer, NY4I" <ny4i at arrl.net>
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Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 11:36:47 
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FD Mess

My game plan was to listen to the zoo on the FM birds just for kicks but use the linear birds for real contacts. After missing out last year as I was a complete SAT newbie, I snagged a contact with first pass on  FO-29 with W3AO (25A MDC). I got a few more contacts on VO-52 before our washout send us packing. 

All it took this year was an IC 9100, 2m/440 SAT beam, MacDoppler and a rotator. Next year it is back to the Arrow and the tripod but it was fun getting that one contact this year versus missing out last year.

One suggestion on the multiple FM contacts…if you know any calls that were making multiple contacts, call them out here. Granted, the call may be the field day call, but I did hear guys that were 1D (at home) making more than one contact. I just don't remember the calls. Peer pressure is a wonderful thing to correct bad behavior. We should single operators that don't play by the rules just as I would hope someone would let me know if I was doing something stupid on a pass.

BTW, I was W4TA 5A West Central Florida this year.

73,


Tom Schaefer, NY4I
ny4i at arrl.net
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Monitoring EchoLink node KJ4FEC-L 489389
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On Jun 27, 2011, at 11:13 AM, wa4hfn at comcast.net wrote:

> It took me 5 satellite passes before I could make 1 contact There were too many ops making what sounded like HI POWER multi contacts .This should not have happened. Maybe someone with good writting skills could send the ARRL world above 50 an artical on how to work the birds during FD
> WA4HFN em55  Damon
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