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Re: Exchanging grid information?



Usually it goes like this " VE3DCL, Kilo Oscar Four Mike Alpha, EL88"
                                         "KO4MA, VE3DCL EO90, QSL"

You can also acknowledge more than one station at once like "VE3DCL, QSL
KO4MA, KE4AZN, N5ZNL from EO90"

I wouldn't worry too much about recording our grids...they really don't
count for much, and you can look them up on qrz.com. A tape recorder is nice
for recording calls, even if it is just as you reply, i.e. it does not have
to be wired direct to the audio.

Without a bunch of interference, you can make a bunch of qsos, and get a ton
of cards. I made 15 or so qsos on one pass from North Dakota this winter
even with only being able to hear from abt 20 degs and up.

If you intend to pass any traffic I would suggest doing it towards the end
of the pass (current evenings) when there are fewer US stations on and it is
less crowded.

Listen for me near the start of the passes from Florida!

Drew, KO4MA
----- Original Message -----
From: Lavoie (Hotmail) Daniel <dmlavoie@hotmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2001 12:20 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Exchanging grid information?


> Next week, I will be on UO-14 during evenings from grid squares EN99, EO90
&
> EO91. Since these grid squares are very very rare (especially EO90 since
it
> has 0 population), I assume grid square hunters will be returning my
calls.
>
> I'm not familiar with the procedure of exchanging grid information on a
LEO
> FM satellite. If I were to say "CallSign this is VE3DCL, please copy grid
> square EO90. QRZ VE3DCL" for each contact, is this the proper way to
> exchange grid information?  Is there a more efficient way to transfer grid
> information... what's a typical senario when someone acknowledges
reception
> of a grid square and then say his grid information?  I'm just looking for
> the most efficient responce to maximise the number of contacts I will be
> able to make during the short FM satellite passes.
>
> I will also be on 50.125 MHz with 5 watts (FT-817) and a dipole.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Daniel
> VE3DCL
>
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