[amsat-bb] FM Satellites: Good Operating Practices for Beginning and Experienced Operators

VA3MA - Dan Howard va3ma.va3ma at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 22:44:03 UTC 2017

While I respect your views on #6
I disagree
Rovers spend lots of time and personal funds to activate rare and non-ham
populated grids for FMer's
As the Ham Creed states - a Ham is always courteous to all operations

On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 4:49 PM Zach Metzinger <zmetzing at pobox.com> wrote:

> On 12/11/17 14:55, Paul Stoetzer wrote:
> > Sean Kutzko, KX9X, has written a helpful document explaining good
> > operating practices for working FM satellites. It's been posted to the
> > AMSAT website at
> >
> https://www.amsat.org/fm-satellites-good-operating-practices-for-beginning-and-experienced-operators/
> While I think that _most_ of these guidelines are good, I disagree with #6.
> 6. Rare/Portable Stations Take Priority
> This prioritizes the chase-a-grid-square game players, which not
> everyone cares about.
> If you want to play that game, go use a linear bird with more available
> bandwidth. The easy sats should be reserved for new satellite operators,
> which, buy definition, will be less experienced and not care much about
> your fancy grid squares.
> 73,
> --- Zach
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