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Re: Tongue-in-cheek.

At 10:44 AM 3/5/2008 +0100, la2qaa@amsat.org wrote:

>           I'd forgotten why it was I tended to avoid FM satellites like 
> the bubonic plague ... hey!, back off - I did have a QSO on AO-51 once 
> and two !!! on AO-27, 10 years ago.
>Anyway, this morning I decided to see if things had changed so I fired up 
>my trusty (and otherwise totally useless) IC-E91 and 'arra' aerial ... OK 
>!!!!, antenna.
>Stepping out into the 33.9cm of 'manna from heavan' (snow, to you!) I 
>aimed my pointed stick at the sky like any intellegent person would do (!) 
>and tried the age old tricks of ... portable ... JP33WB ... Frei Island 
>... (not all at once of course).
>After only a few minutes I 'remebered' ... it isn't the FM satellites that 
>are are fault ... though they are not the 'smartest' things for amateur 
>radio communications ... it's those operators who call without actually 
>listening who muck it all up.
>What *is* the point of calling somebody while they're actually speaking to 
>somebody else ???  ... I'm so THICK I can't figure out how this works ... 
>(on FM) ... maybe somebody with a few more braincells would like to 
>enlighten me as to the theory behind this technique.
>I'm quite familiar with 'tailending' while QRP operating but calling 
>somebody while they're speaking ... (on FM) ... I havn't figured out yet.
>However ... "each to his own" ... and that's how it should be - but I'll 
>stick to LINEAR satellites thank you very much.
>73 John.   <la2qaa@amsat.org>

I'm the same way.  Sometimes I'll listen to see who is on, but I haven't 
sent any RF toward an FM bird in a long long time.  Just patiently waiting 
for the next P3 bird.


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