[amsat-bb] Re: Working the FM Satellites
Bill Acito W1PA
w1pa at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 29 11:39:45 PDT 2011
>Desiring a "solution" is indicative of there being a "problem." It has not
>demonstrated to my satisfaction that there is a massive problem that
>re-thinking of what FM sats are all about.
Lots of users and limited resources is always ugly... whether it be
groceries, black-friday sales, or working a new grid on a FM bird.
Rare grids or Field Day on a FM-bird may not be a "problem", but certainly
not hold us in the best light. I thought the purpose of satellite on Field
Day was to
encourage new users to the mode... would you introduce someone to ham
by letting them listen to a rare dx pile-up?
An aside: is the use of QRZ? on the rare-grid side frowned upon? or would
make things worse? I think a lot of the errant calling is folks trying to
capture effect, or guessing when the rare one is listening. I hear this a
lot on the
ISS voice passes as well, where you can't hear the uplink of others.
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