[amsat-bb] Behavior on FM Satellites

JoAnne Maenpaa k9jkm at comcast.net
Sun Dec 10 18:35:47 UTC 2017

> There's no need to work a hundred stations on every pass of AO-91, 
> especially when two guys in rare grids with low power equipment are 
> attempting to hand them out. It's all about situational awareness.

I remember situations like this arising during AO-51 operation. Of
particular note beside working 100 stations on a 10 minute pass were those
fellows on AO-51 with enough aluminum and RF wattage to capture the AO-51
receiver then greet each other every morning like they hadn't spoken for 20
years. They would then give each other a weather report. This was followed
with a status of breakfast report. We often found out someone's dog needed
to step outside! Then the same 3 or 4 fellows would repeat this again on the
next pass. They would begin with the missing-person from 20 years ago
greetings ... even though they had already greeted each other 90 minutes

Other operators began note these boorish manners and after a while much of
that behavior was gradually moderated and mostly went away.

73 de JoAnne K9JKM
k9jkm at amsat.org

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