[amsat-bb] Re: A0-51 "easy sat"
vk3jed at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 14:22:54 PST 2008
At 08:36 AM 2/26/2008, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> > How about trying to use the more preferred protocol of...
> > Callsign phonetically. grid square, op mode
> > Like...
> > Kilo-Six-Lima-Charlie-Sierra, Delta Mike 13, handheld
>On FM, in my opinion, there is no need for phonetics except for
>calls with troublesome letters. Most calls can be heard easily
>without using up time with phonetics.
I disagree, signal levels for some stations can be marginal,
especially on the downlink. There are also a LOT of troublesome
letters, particularly if your audio lacks high's. Is it a B, D, E,
G, P, T or V? :-) Or maybe it's a _really_ muffled C?
Also, if there is fading, the longer phonetics may still get enough
information through to avoid a repeat. Repeats are more costly in
terms of time, when they occur. And don't forget the impact of
different accents. I have enough problems with getting my details to
a lot of Americans (even when using phonetics!) over a good, strong
IRLP link. At least the smaller footprint of a LEO limits the
variety of regional accents in many cases.
73 de VK3JED
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