[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 uplink

Ted k7trkradio at charter.net
Sun Mar 27 16:23:47 PDT 2011

Drew, I'm confused, at least as to the uplink info. Are you saying the only
V/U operation will now be 145.88/435.150? The web site is showing both that
one and 145.920/435.300 ???

As for the 'operating practices' you describe, you should listen more. That
is SOP on AO51 for many, many operators, unfortunately.

73, Ted K7TRK

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Andrew Glasbrenner
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2011 3:37 PM
To: Amsat-BB; AO51 Modes; Mark Hammond
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-51 uplink

The AO-51 repeater uplink was switched to 145.88 on the 2215 pass 
tonight. I realize there are multiple grid dxpeditions out and about, 
but that does not excuse some of the operating I heard tonight. If 
another station is in the middle of a QSO, stand by and let them finish. 
If you start to transmit and can't hear yourself, or you hear someone 
else  in the downlink, stop transmitting and let them make the call. 
Finally, if you've worked that grid, or that station, or that country, 
how about taking a breather and letting someone else work it for a new one.

73, Drew KO4MA
AMSAT VP Operations, and AO-51 Command Station
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