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Re: QRP get no breaks. Huh? (was Re:...)



We have had radio police since the time of Marconi and I see they are alive
and well on Satellite too!
There are approximatly 700,000 Radio Amateurs in the US. Less that half are
active, and  less than 10 % of those who are active, work Satellites. With a
US population of 250,000,000 how can we afford to spend time pointing
fingers at each other ? In a few months everyone that tries will have worked
AO-51. Lets be patient.

Art KC6UQH

Original Message -----
From: "wa6fwf" <wa6fwf@pacbell.net>
To: "AMSAT BBS" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] QRP get no breaks. Huh? (was Re:...)


> On Friday 13 August 2004 15:26, Emily Clarke wrote:
> > Greg,
> >
> > I think this is very a very unfair conclusion.  I've had 5 contacts with
> > you on AO-51, and I have counted another 5 times where I've called you
and
> > got no response. I keep track of these events as my log has your
callsign
> > written in and is crossed off.
> >
> snip!
> >
> > So I don't think it's a matter of whether or not you are working 5
> > watts.  Perhaps it's a matter of how you are working the satellite on 5
> > watts.
> >
> > 73,
> >
> > Emily
> >
> > At 10:02 PM 8/12/2004 -0700, you wrote:
> > >I've tried three nights now to get a long distant contact with the HT.
I
> > >can make it in fine when I am not getting stepped on by the western
area
> > >coordinators.  If you make a contact on the pass, back away and let the
> > >little guys call too.  The same people are making 6 to 8 contacts a
pass
> > > and not letting anyone else give it a try.
> > >----
>
> If I might be allowed to add my 2 cents worth, this is precisely why I
don't
> like a lot of Leo's, they  can end up being a breakfast club with how's
the
> fishing and hows the wx every day... or the late night club of the same
> people, just chalking up another contact blah blah blah  see you on the
next
> pass.
>
> It can even be more frustrating when they take up the entire pass
ragchewing
> or going ahhh ahhh gee why am I not getting into the sat well tonight???
>  And then you look and see and they all so close to each other that they
could
> talk for hours on the local 2 meter repeaters.
>
> Now I don't want to see a sat go unused either  but a Leo is a limited
time
>  sat...
>
>   A little consideration of other people wanting to get a slice of this
pie
> might go a long way...
>
> Now AO40 Please oh Please wake up .....
>
> 73
> Kevin
> WA6FWF
> #19623
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