[amsat-bb] Re: Operating practice on (mostly) FM sats

Jeff Moore tnetcenter at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 15:46:31 PDT 2011

Phonetics should already be in use for the sats (I use phonetics all the 
time regardless of mode and band).

It's probably a "hurry up and get it done" thing - operators don't want to 
bother using phonetics because it takes too long.  I maintain that having to 
repeat yourself multiple times defeats the concept of NOT using phonetics in 
the first place.

Ultimately, phonetics should be used anytime there is a possibility that the 
signal won't be clearly heard or understood.

Jeff Moore  --  KE7ACY

----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Schulz" 
<mschulz at creative-chaos.com>

While we're at it talking about the AO-51 craziness at times (5 am
passes are quite pleasant) I'd like to bring up another thing that
constantly gets me which is not using phonetics for call signs. Just
because it is a FM satellite doesn't mean everybody is clearly
understandable and it makes it more difficult to copy calls. Why not
just use phonetics to begin with and make it easier for everybody to
work stations?

Just an idea. Comments welcome.

73 Mike K5TRI

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