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Re: FM Satellite Etiquette



Well said Drew.  I agree with you 100%.

73 KE4AZN
Mike  EM71

----- Original Message -----
From: "Drew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
To: "Paul Weiss" <p_weiss@yahoo.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2001 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] FM Satellite Etiquette


>
> > Arrow II) after alot of reading and have a hard time
> > getting in at times. Maybe I'm doing something wrong,
> > if so, someone Elmer me. Shouldn't we use the pass
>
> I hear you on both of them all the time. My best advice is to call someone
> instead of just announcing your presence over and over. Those two
satellites
> are capable of many many good contacts per pass if the users would observe
a
> few basic principles. Don't transmit in the blind or on top of someone
else,
> including tailending calls. Unless you are working from a rare grid or a
> special event, call someone when you transmit instead of just announcing
> your presence over and over...Is your goal to make a qso or just hear
> yourself? Have patience. While these sats are not inherently flawed as
some
> naysayers would have you believe, they are limited. I have operated mobile
> from over 17 grids this year with nothing more than a mobile radio and a
> magmount antenna (including 3 grids today!), and still get frustrated at
> times.
>
> Good Luck.
>
> Drew, KO4MA
>
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