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Re: proposing a new gentleman's rule...

That's the way I have always done it, since the days of RS-10/11 and 
12/13...  "CQ AO-27" or whatever.

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Auke de Jong, VE6PWN" <sparkycivic@shaw.ca>
To: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 4:47 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] proposing a new gentleman's rule...

> In light of hearing some stations calling "CQ" or "CQ Satellite" and then 
> failing to reply to the terurn calls, I have realized that there is a need 
> for a new procedure to be used when calling "CQ" on satellites.  This is 
> needed in order to address multiple satellites sharing a common uplink 
> frequency, and having overlapping(or nearly-so) footprints.  In 
> particular, AO-51 and AO-16 are using 145.92 FM for their voice uplinks, 
> and their footprints are presently seperated by only a few minutes.
> Perhaps the considerate operator should be naming the satellite that they 
> are trying to use while calling, in order to avoid confusion or 
> frustration when the operator's calls might be inadvertently received on 
> multiple sats at once.
> Any thoughts?
> Auke de Jong
> DO33go
> Edmonton, AB

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