[amsat-bb] Re: FD Mess

wa4hfn@comcast.net wa4hfn at comcast.net
Mon Jun 27 08:54:14 PDT 2011

Field Day to my understanding is to see how ops can get on the with the bare minimum of equipment needed to make the contact.NOT to blast the **** out of the bird and walk all over the little guy trying to play fair.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff KB2M" <kb2m at comcast.net>
To: "AMSAT" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 10:35:35 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FD Mess

 If it wasn't for the Oscar class stations making "HI POWER multi contacts"
who would help the vast majority of weak portable FD stations make their one
FD contact? Certainly not a weak station calling CQ for 5 passes!  I've
never heard two OCS making contact with each other, it's always with a much
weaker station. This is the other side of the same argument heard every year
after FD. Anyway I got my contact :) 

73 Jeff kb2m 2A SNJ

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of wa4hfn at comcast.net
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 11:14 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] FD Mess

It took me 5 satellite passes before I could make 1 contact There were too
many ops making what sounded like HI POWER multi contacts .This should not
have happened. Maybe someone with good writting skills could send the ARRL
world above 50 an artical on how to work the birds during FD
WA4HFN em55  Damon

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