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

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Dec 13 20:39:52 UTC 2017


The document Sean KX9X created for the AMSAT web site is in the
same tradition as the documents offered on the Station and
Operating Hints page on AMSAT's web site:


I don't think any of the documents listed there went through
any discussion or vote, before being placed on that page. Some
of those articles appeared in the AMSAT Journal, and others were
posted in other places online but brought to this page as a
one-stop place to find this sort of useful information. AMSAT
has people that review what is presented on its web site and
distributed in its name, so it isn't like KX9X "went rogue"
in creating the document and posting it on the AMSAT web site.

This mailing list is an ideal place to discuss what KX9X wrote.
I expressed my opinion about it on Monday, suggesting a tweak to
one part of it, but also said I liked it. Do you have objections
to anything in KX9X's document? Nowhere has it been said that
the document represents a set of rules we must follow when working
FM satellites, or even AMSAT's FM satellites (AO-85 and AO-91).
Just suggestions, and - in my opinion - good suggestions.

I don't have your call signs, current or previous, in my log from
a satellite QSO. I'd like to work you sometime, whether it is on
AO-91 or one of the other satellites. I think if you tried working
some passes, you would gain an appreciation of what has been said
in that document.


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On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 8:11 PM, kg5jup <kg5jup at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello there!  I am one of the ones you speak of and my only issue was how
> the suvesstions were presented and that someone can just post to AMSAT site
> with out a vote or discussion.

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