[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] - [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Re: UO-14, FM birds and Operating Courtesy



Hello All
     I too have been trying despertly to work UO-14 but keep getting covered
up. I guess I'll keep trying. I am only running 10 watts here, seems to me
that should be enough but I seem to keep getting covered up. Take care all,
hope to see some more courtesy.
     73's all around DE KB0OEY, EM18et
----- Original Message -----
From: Jon Ogden <jono@enteract.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2000 11:45 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] UO-14, FM birds and Operating Courtesy


 > OK folks,
 >
 > I think it's time for a little reminder.
 >
 > Let's try to use some operating courtesy when using the FM birds.  Yes, I
 > know we have to end up stepping on each other to make it work, but we
should
 > still try to be considerate of QSOs that people are already in and not
 > clobber them until the QSO gets finished.
 >
 > Yesterday I was trying to work W1AW from my mobile on UO-14.  I could not
 > hear the bird real well nor was I getting in great.  W1AW heard me and
gave
 > me his grid and name, but he did not get all of my call nor all of my
 > information.  He asked for it.  As soon as he stopped transmitting, a W8
 > station called him.  Now, I couldn't get in and it took me several more
 > tries to get back to W1AW and finish the QSO.  If the W8 station would
have
 > not been an alligator, he would have let me and W1AW finish and then
called.
 > But he didn't.
 >
 > I know everyone is excited about the bird.  But please, when you hear a
QSO
 > in progress, don't just jump in and kill it.  You never know the kind of
 > station that one person may have and they may never get to complete their
 > QSO.  This was the first time I have ever worked W1AW.  I almost didn't
get
 > a complete QSO because of someone not being patient.
 >
 > 73,
 >
 > Jon
 > KE9NA
 >
 > -------------------------------------
 > Jon Ogden
 > KE9NA
 >
 > Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA
 >
 > http://www.qsl.net/ke9na
 >
 > "A life lived in fear is a life half lived."
 >
 > ----
 > Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
 > To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org
 >

----
Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org



AMSAT Top AMSAT Home