[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 Uplinmk

Clint Bradford clintbradford at mac.com
Mon Mar 28 20:22:39 PDT 2011

>> ... Well ok, then what is the answer?

I live in the most populous region of the US' most populous state. I mention that because if any region on the planet has the potential for on-the-air abuse and mis-use, then this is it.

I can count on one hand the number of times I have NOT been able to make a contact on a pass of AO-51 the past few few years. In front of audience after audience - over fifty demos the past couple of years - plus personal contacts. 

Are there examples of "poor" ops? Absolutely. But I see those as opportunities to educate. Many an email has been sent to a newbie I have heard on the air. But NEVER to degrade or chide - but to educate.

I only casually listened to the pass that caused this thread and change of uplink frequency. I guess I will re-listen, without office distractions, and see if I am as "struck" as others were with gross mis-use of the service.

Clint Bradford, K6LCS

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