[amsat-bb] Southern CA Satellite Presentations
clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 27 03:37:49 UTC 2016
>> ... you would quit telling people that full duplex is "not mandatory" for working sats.
You've never attended one of my sat sessions. I have never uttered the sentence to groups,
"It is not mandatory to work full-duplex. - PERIOD." My standard mantra for the easy FM birds
is all over the place:
"Ideally, we should be working the satellites in full duplex mode, where we can
simultaneously listen to the downlink as we are transmitting. Although this
method is preferred, it is not mandatory: Carefully monitor the downlink, and
wait for a break in the conversations to announce yourself."
People you might be hearing stepping on others are not following those instructions.
And all my audiences are very graphically shown and told the reasons why working full-
duplex is preferable.
I didn't work full-duplex when speaking with Commander Wiseman - who was aboard
the ISS at the time during Field Day 2014.
If you haven't already given a presentation to your club on working the easy birds,
I am available. Just send me an email message.
Clint Bradford K6LCS
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