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Re: Satellite QSO exchange



On satellite signal reports are normally a better indication of your
receiving setup than the other stations transmitter...especially on FM where
you are either there or not. On the FM birds a "59" report is rarely used,
although you hear "full quieting" sometimes....So, generally the exchange on
the FM birds is kept quick with just the call and grid, sometimes the name
and location.

And another point for those new to satellite or just new to FM birds. Never,
never, never call CQ on a FM satellite unless you clearly hear your own
signal coming back, and you are positive no one else is on. That is rarely
the case in the continental US, as there is almost always someone there
already. Just listen for their callsign and call them!

73 and good luck, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Bruno" <billbruno@earthlink.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 10:13 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Satellite QSO exchange


> I haven't been on sat's in a long time. Previously an exchange to be an
> official contact was the same as HF ( call sign and sig rpt). When
listening
> now I usually only hear call and grid number. Is that the standard on
sats,
> or is a signal report still required for an "official" contact?
> Bill
>
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