[amsat-bb] You Can Run But You Can't Hide Award - K9CIS

Thomas Doyle tomdoyle1948 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 18:22:52 UTC 2014

On an early morning FO-29 pass I was doing some SDR desense tests. I was
looking for an open spot to do the tests so as to not interfere with
anyone. I send a bunch of dots or dashes to check the downlink signal on
the SDR and identify myself with the call sign.  There were some ssb
contacts going on and some CW so I had to move from time to time.  It
seemed as if I was often in danger of interfering with a cw contact so I
would have to move frequently. The sdr latency is an issue when trying to
monitor your cw downlink. I heard my callsign on the downlink and thought
that a two second latency delay was a bit much. I finally figured out that
someone was calling me - it was the person that I had been trying to not
interfere with by moving away from his frequency. It was K9CIS. He deserves
an award for working someone who was not even trying to make a contact. He
is a very skilled operator who had no trouble with the fact that I was
operating without any Doppler correction and I had been jumping (not
swooping) around trying to stay off his frequency for some time.  Well done.

73 W9KE Tom Doyle

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