[amsat-bb] AMSAT-BB MESS

Kevin Deane summit496 at live.com
Mon Jun 27 21:54:21 PDT 2011

I tried my hardest all day to stay out of the "MESS" and after reading through a hundred or so messages I just cant help myself. Now this one and done "rule"... I was driving from southern Cal back to Nevada on Sat. and I didnt even think to try and make a contact mobile, glad I didnt from what I have read...but I did make a contact or two on Sun. Sometimes people are so well mannered I cant even believe it, all kinds of contacts, no one stepping on each other just fantastic. Other times its just like CH 19 as my friend in Oregon would say...
I am guilty of making more than one contact per pass, I say hi to the regulars and try for unfamiliar calls and have fun everytime, sometimes I get walked on, a couple times I have not even plugged in the rught coax, so what I am human. Sure I get frustrated sometimes but then I realize that this is just a hobby and everyone makes mistakes and might not operate properly.
You people who make up these "rules" I am sure they are well thought out and meant for good reasons...such and such power, this many contacts, use this type of modulation, only operate on this mode, WHATEVER people spend their whole life building a station and they are gonna be heard, I say good for them! If the world was perfect it sure would be BORING!!!


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