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Re: FM Satellite Etiquette question....


I never tried to justify it as good behavior.  But when my club tries to
operate the satellites and we are totally blocked for 15 minutes each by a
club that includes an AMSAT Vice President, we're not going to take the high
road..we're taking them head on.  All we were trying for was ONE contact for
the bonus points.  The offending station made contact after contact contest
style.  So please forgive my poor operating practices one day a year.  I'll
try to do better the rest of the year.

----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin Muenzler, WB5RUE <wb5rue@arrl.net>
To: <denmorr@bellsouth.net>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2000 4:37 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] FM Satellite Etiquette question....

> Does this present a bad example to our fellow hams?  ESPECIALLY if it's
> coming from a club station?  Wouldn't you consider it a violation of
> 97.313(a) calling for the minimum power necessary?  Surly your reasoning
> isn't "well they're doing it...."  This would get you nowhere in defending
> yourself against an FCC pink slip (or whatever color they are).  I don't
> want to seem anal-retentive but this is just the sort of thing that we
> want.  We certainly don't want to get into the "my linear/ERP is bigger
> yours" type contests of 11-meters.
> It's going to be difficult enough for the new generation of hams to prove
> themselves in the eyes of many old-timers, let's not make it more
> than it already is by setting bad examples.
> 73/
> Kevin, WB5RUE
> el09vf
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: denmorr@bellsouth.net [mailto:denmorr@bellsouth.net]
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2000 2:46 PM
> > To: wb5rue@arrl.net; 'Bob Snyder'; amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> > Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] FM Satellite Etiquette question....
> >
> >
> > Kevin and Bob:
> > ...
> > I know these clubs aren't modifying their habits - so my club
> > is planning to
> > run 200 watts and stacked yagis into the FM birds for Field Day.
> >
> > Moderate power and good operating tactics go a long way.
> >
> > Bob, I apologize for brushing off your inquiry and hope I
> > answered your
> > questions.
> >
> > 73,
> > Dennis C. Morris
> >

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