[amsat-bb] Typical SO-50 exchanges

Koos van den Hout koos at kzdoos.xs4all.nl
Mon Jun 29 20:46:20 UTC 2015

I'm trying to improve on my number of successful satellite QSO's (at the
moment: 3) and because I'm quite good at forgetting a callsign in the heat
of the moment I am trying to build a working setup to record FM QSO's.

The setup with a splitter from my HT to the line-in of a mp3 device does
record something but it's still distorted. I will try on the FT-857 again
but that's a bit heavy for satellite contacts. It can give more output
power than the default 5W (.. if the specs are to be believed) of the HT
which may improve the chance of actually getting across.

I noticed (again) that there seems to be a fixed format in action for
exchanging callsign / signal report / locator. But I'm not sure of the
right order. Can someone explain this? I haven't seen this mentioned on

My latest recording where I heard this type of exchange twice is linked
from http://idefix.net/~koos/newsitem.cgi/1435521672


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