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Re: Rovers and DXpeditions in mode J-FM [was: SwanIsland DXpedition update]

Yesterday on AO-27 pass I listened the way everybody behaved on the satellite it was a shame that nobody bothered that you were in a double, and uncommon grid square...the same happened on the 1st nightly pass of AO-51 in which nobody seemed to listen before transmiting.. and everybody was calling nobody.. if we use single channel satellites we should behave with courtesy specially when a gridxpedition is taking place....I can imagine your frustration working QRP...
I Support the idea that John is bringing up and Please try to promote this between your fellow operators... 
73's and Dx's
XE2RV @ DL55lt
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> Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 07:19:19 -0700> From: kd6pag@yahoo.com> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org> Subject: [amsat-bb] Rovers and DXpeditions in mode J-FM [was: Swan Island DXpedition update]> > Please, PLEASE! If someone is on a J-FM satellite with rare-to-uncommon> grid square(s), don't contact people you have worked before, especially> those you've worked often. If you do, then people like the Swan Island> DXpedition won't bother with satellite as it won't be worth carrying the> equipment.> > Last week, I was about 30 feet (10m) from a grid square corner on private> property, and i was only able to give out two of the four grid squares> (at least one was uncommon-to-rare) because of the chaos on AO-27 that> pass. Since i record all nearly all J-FM passes, i was planning to take> contacts three at a time from two grid square boundaries; but that just> wasn't possible. So i don't think i even got everyone from the northern> grid square pair.> > PLEASE, on transcontinental passes and especially with very rare grids,> save your routine traffic for other time. In most places, there are lots> of other passes (especially on SO-50) where there were very few people on.> I was at CN85/CN86 yesterday on SO-50 and there was only one station to> work! 'Regulars', instead of chatting with your fiends, please briefly> explain the situation and/or suggest that people work the uncommon/rare> grids [as several 'regulars' do already]. Many folks don't have the time> (or bandwidth) to read AMSAT-BB.> > Hope to talk to you on the way south through central Oregon and perhaps> eastern California. I'm still hoping for at least one grid square corner.> And please wait until after the Swan Islands are out of the footprint to> work me.> 73's and good luck!> > -- KD6PAG> > > ____________________________________________________________________________________> Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page. > http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs> _______________________________________________> Sent via AMSAT-BB@amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the 
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