[amsat-bb] what is a good contact?
skristof at etczone.com
Sat Apr 11 11:49:50 UTC 2020
Opening with "CQ Satellite" is not really a recommended practice.
This: "On the FM satellites, it is not necessary to call CQ as on HF." is cut-and-paste from here: https://www.amsat.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Work_FM_Sats-20131010.pdf
Sean, your own paper on the AMSAT website says this:
" Don’t Call CQ - Please don’t call “CQ Satellite” on an FM satellite". That's cut-and-paste from here: https://www.amsat.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/FM-Satellites-Best-Practices.pdf
To Roy and any interested others, I highly recommend the materials at both of these links as excellent tips and practices for satellite operation. Note that they are geared towards the FM satellites.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sean Kutzko via AMSAT-BB (amsat-bb at amsat.org)
Date: 04/10/20 23:24
To: Roy Dean (royldean at gmail.com)
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] what is a good contact?
During my time at ARRL, I came to understand that it’s not just the exchange of information that makes a contact “legitimate,” it’s acknowledgement of that exchange by both parties. Here’s an example:
KX9X: CQ Satellite, KX9X
W1AW: KX9X this is W1AW
KX9X: W1AW, thanks, EN50
W1AW: QSL, FN31
KX9X: QSL, Thanks. QRZ KX9X
That final acknowledgment by KX9X is the same final step found in meteor scatter and EME QSOs; both stations not only report info, but acknowledge receiving the other station’s report. That’s what makes the contact “good.”
Sent from the iPhone of Sean, KX9X
> On Apr 10, 2020, at 7:42 PM, Roy Dean via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:
>> Grid squares are required, is there an alternative other than RST?
>> Ron VE8RT
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