[amsat-bb] Re: FD Mess

Gregg Wonderly w5ggw at cox.net
Mon Jun 27 09:12:21 PDT 2011


In my several years of being a licensed ham, this is the theme of most contacts 
about SAT work.  The OSCAR class stations always just do whatever they want.  It 
seems that the attitude is, I've spent the time and money to have this kind of 
station, and I'm entitled to use it at my discretion.  I think it is great to 
see this kind of dedication to operating, but as many are saying here and have 
said before, it seems a little bit more than unfair that a single resource on 
the other end, is not shared fairly, especially for equipment which was intended 
to be shared.

Satellites are limited resources.  If you put a lot of time and money into your 
station to use that limited resource, you might also consider putting some time 
and money into getting additional resources up in the air so that it's easier 
for you to make good use of your system.

Nothing is free in this world...

Gregg Wonderly
W5GGW

On 6/27/2011 10:54 AM, wa4hfn at comcast.net wrote:
> Field Day to my understanding is to see how ops can get on the with the bare minimum of equipment needed to make the contact.NOT to blast the **** out of the bird and walk all over the little guy trying to play fair.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeff KB2M"<kb2m at comcast.net>
> To: "AMSAT"<amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 10:35:35 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FD Mess
>
>   If it wasn't for the Oscar class stations making "HI POWER multi contacts"
> who would help the vast majority of weak portable FD stations make their one
> FD contact? Certainly not a weak station calling CQ for 5 passes!  I've
> never heard two OCS making contact with each other, it's always with a much
> weaker station. This is the other side of the same argument heard every year
> after FD. Anyway I got my contact :)
>
> 73 Jeff kb2m 2A SNJ
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of wa4hfn at comcast.net
> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 11:14 AM
> To: AMSAT
> Subject: [amsat-bb] FD Mess
>
> 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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