[amsat-bb] Re: So50

Craig Gagner crgagner at charter.net
Mon Sep 2 12:24:33 PDT 2013

Getting an OO involved would be a waste of time, they have no more authority
to do anything than you or I.

As long as we have these self proclaimed Satellite Instructors neglecting
the benefit of Full Duplex operation, and the guy that thinks he must talk
to every station on the bird, the problem won't go away.

What we need to do is exactly what someone else said, shoot the offending
station an e-mail and try to elmer them in operating procedures. Full Duplex
would take care of a lot, and its easily done with a couple of $35 dollar
Chinese HT's and an Arrow or Elk antenna. 

These operating issues have become much more obvious now that there is only
one FM Bird left in operation. 

Anyway, attempt to educate if at all possible and maybe it will get better.

73,   Craig

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Bryce Salmi
Sent: Monday, September 2, 2013 2:50 PM
To: amsat-bb
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: So50

I may be mistaken but wouldn't instances like this be viable candidates to
notify an ARRL Official Observer about? They are there to help educate
people about proper operating practices and nudge others who are pushing the


On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM, B J <va6bmj at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 9/2/13, Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com> wrote:
> > Or just work the transponders (not the FM repeaters) and avoid the lids.
> > That normally means being somewhere other than the exact middle of 
> > the passband. I have a few stations that I will absolutely not work 
> > until
> they
> > clean up their operating style. Otherwise, I go out of my way to 
> > look for new ops.
> >
> If I happen to hear a QSO in progress when I'm checking for my 
> downlink on, say, FO-29, I move further up into the band and continue.
>  I might miss some potential contacts but I'm not in anyone's way.
> 73s
> Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL
> <snip>

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