[amsat-bb] Re: So50

Rick Walter wb3csy at gmail.com
Sun Sep 1 16:58:16 PDT 2013

Well said Wyatt. SO-50 sounds more like the Wild West the last few months. Unfortunately, the people that need to read this probably do not subscribe to the list. 

I do not consider myself a "perfect operator" but I try to be. 

ARRL should address this matter in QST. I seem to remember someone suggested this to them and where ignored. 

Ham radio's motto was always listen before you transmit. It sounds like many people missed it. I hear your #2 every time I'm on that bird.  

Thank you Wyatt. 

Rick -WB3CSY
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On Sep 1, 2013, at 7:09 PM, wyattdirks <wyattdirks at msn.com> wrote:

> Today and quite a bit lately it seems So50 is becoming out of control. A few thing to consider when working So50 and the other birds.
> 1. Don't transmit if can't hear. Really so50 should sound like your local repeater its its not then you need a better rx antenna or maybe a preamp. 
> 2. If you hear someone talking let them finish the qso before you call someone. Also if someone calls somebody don't call the same person before they even have the chance to answer the first guy. 
> 3. Don't call people blindly if your interupting a qso. And don't continue to call the same person over and over if they aren't responding. Let people that are actually hearing the satellite make contacts. 
> 4. Do work full duplex. If you can't hear when your transmitting you're likely cuasing interference. 
> 5. Do enjoy so50 as it is the only fm satellite right now.
> 73
> Wyatt
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