[amsat-bb] AO-85 Rudeness

Dale Kubichek n6jsx at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 3 20:36:19 UTC 2015

As I've noted on my YGroup ---- I too have noticed some serious SAT-HOGs having a QSO, which prevented me from making an HT-ARROW portable OP contact. (if in doubt I DVR my pass attempt)  My pass attempt was inundated with an AZ-Guru chatting with a 5-land power boy, so it's not just 6-land - it is an ALL USA 'ETIQUETTE' problem. I'm hoping this is all due to the newness and excitement of having a good loud FM SAT up again. 
In a month from now you will see a fall off of OPs as the holidays consume many, snow-birds flock, and the effort to setup a pass will wain on many. I know I'll not be trying any portable HT-ARROW OPs when it gets windy below freezing outside. And Fox1C will soon fly helping to take some of the HAM load too. 

I'm cooling my heels on portable AO-85 OPs letting things settle.  

But IF needed I'll start listing time/date of observed/DVR SAT-HOGs w/.mp3 on my YGroup for all to enjoy - not.  
 Best regards,   
Dale Kubichek, MS-EET, N6JSX/8
Sidney, OH 45365  EN70vh


Message: 15
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2015 22:49:08 +0000 (UTC)
From: Tim Crawford <tcarchcape at yahoo.com>
To: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-85 Rudeness + Freq Suggestions
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Made it out for my 5th attempt at an exchange on AO-85.
However, it was most disappointing in as much as a Ham in Southern California dominated the bird for a full 7 minutes of my pass; if the ham had been whipping out contacts I would not be objecting.? Instead, this ham was busy being Mr. Chatty and I think had no more than two separate conversions.? Discussions included some radio talk but also expanded out into promotion of a ham fest and discussion of mutual friends.
While I have not worked birds since 2012, I know that this type of behavior was frowned upon back then and for good reason.? When we go to the trouble to get our equipment into a location where we have a good clear line of sight and then only a limited window folks need to move along with just an exchange of call sign and maybe throw in the grid square if traffic permits.
This was not my first experience with this single ham hogging the time.

Tim CrawfordKE7TAC

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