[amsat-bb] Dupe contacts on SO-50

Tucker McGuire tucker at mcguireland.com
Mon Apr 17 16:31:39 UTC 2017


I agree completely. Your post goes into better detail and clarifies what
exactly I meant.

Cheers & 73,

On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 10:24 PM, Mike Diehl <diehl.mike.a at gmail.com> wrote:

> Tucker,
> You bring up a situation that I'm all too familiar with. I'm not sure but
> it seems to be closely coupled with FM repeater operation where stations
> give a shout out to other stations they know. If only regular FM repeaters
> worked 10 minutes every hour and a half then maybe ops would realize how
> precious of a resource FM passes are.
> I also agree with the lonely pass situation. Out here on the left coast we
> run into a lot of quiet time. Many times I'm surprised I don't have to turn
> the bird on. On this type of pass it is perfectly acceptable to work the
> same stations or put your call out to generate activity to help others find
> the bird. Even some rag chewing with breaks is perfectly fine given you
> don't loose situational awareness.
> I think the situation you're describing is where a rare grid(s) is on or a
> demo station is on and you get a station who feels the need to call out or
> work dupes. There are many passes where I've just listened to the magic of
> radio in action, it has its own rewards. Making contacts is great but you
> really have to remind yourself that everyone else is trying for the same.
> It really is OK to have a pass go by where all you do is SWL.
> 73,
> Mike Diehl
> > On Apr 16, 2017, at 6:58 PM, Tucker McGuire <tucker at mcguireland.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hello space bird enthusiasts,
> >
> > I have noticed that certain stations on busy SO-50 passes work the same
> > stations that they have worked on many previous passes when they are in
> the
> > same grid. Dupe contacts.
> >
> > This can prevent and has prevented other stations from trying to work new
> > grids that happen to be on or perhaps prevented them from working a new
> guy
> > that hasn't been on the satellites before. On quiet passes I see no
> issues
> > with working the same station you've worked hundreds of times before but
> on
> > busy SO-50 passes it is just disruptive.
> >
> > Maybe I'm just a curmudgeon but that's my two cents.
> >
> > Cheers & 73,
> > Tucker
> > W4FS
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