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Re: FM Satellite Etiquette question....



Kevin:

I've made my statement and I'm not going to start an old thread all over
again.  Get over it.  End of discussion.

----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin Muenzler, WB5RUE <wb5rue@arrl.net>
To: <denmorr@bellsouth.net>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2000 5:06 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] FM Satellite Etiquette question....


> You ARE trying to justify it.
>
> 1. "...we are totally blocked for 15 minutes each by a  club that includes
> an AMSAT Vice President."
> 2. "All we were trying for was ONE contact for the bonus points."
> 3. "The offending station made contact after contact contest style."
>
> Are either of these a reason for a violation of FCC rules?
>
> Have you complained to AMSAT or the FCC?  If you haven't I'd suggest that
> you start there before risking your own ticket, your club's ticket, yours
> and your club's reputation and not to mention the bad example to incoming
> and potential hams.  What's going to happen the next year?  500 watts,
1500
> watts into a 64 element 8-bay yagi array?  Sounds like an old-fashioned CB
> "keydown." (I think that's the right word.)
>
> Kevin, WB5RUE
> el09vf
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: denmorr@bellsouth.net [mailto:denmorr@bellsouth.net]
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2000 3:50 PM
> > To: wb5rue@arrl.net; amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> > Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] FM Satellite Etiquette question....
> >
> >
> > Kevin:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 73,
> > Dennis
> > WA4ZJJ
> > ----- 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
> > DON'T
> > > want.  We certainly don't want to get into the "my
> > linear/ERP is bigger
> > than
> > > 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
> > difficult
> > > 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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