[amsat-bb] Re: FD Mess

jmfranke jmfranke at cox.net
Mon Jun 27 09:41:58 PDT 2011


So if there are three stations operating, only two can make a contact 
because the once two make contact with each other neither can contact the 
third.

John  WA4WDL
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From: "Tom Schaefer, NY4I" <ny4i at arrl.net>
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 11:36 AM
To: <wa4hfn at comcast.net>
Cc: "AMSAT" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
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
> EL88pb
> Monitoring EchoLink node KJ4FEC-L 489389
> DSTAR Capable  APRS: NY4I-15
>
>
>
> 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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