[amsat-bb] Southern CA Satellite Presentations

Daron Wilson daron at wilson.org
Mon Jun 27 15:25:50 UTC 2016

Cliff, unless I'm missing something, you claim below to never say:

> "It is not mandatory to work full-duplex. - PERIOD."

Then you say what you tell your class is:

> Although this
> method is preferred, it is not mandatory: 

I'm a little confused...

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On Jun 26, 2016, at 8:37 PM, Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net> wrote:

>>> ... you would quit telling people that full duplex is "not mandatory" for working sats.
> You've never attended one of my sat sessions. I have never uttered the sentence to groups, 
> "It is not mandatory to work full-duplex. - PERIOD." My standard mantra for the easy FM birds
> is all over the place:
> "Ideally, we should be working the satellites in full duplex mode, where we can
> simultaneously listen to the downlink as we are transmitting. Although this
> method is preferred, it is not mandatory: Carefully monitor the downlink, and
> wait for a break in the conversations to announce yourself."
> People you might be hearing stepping on others are not following those instructions.
> And all my audiences are very graphically shown and told the reasons why working full-
> duplex is preferable.
> I didn't work full-duplex when speaking with Commander Wiseman - who was aboard 
> the ISS at the time during Field Day 2014.
> If you haven't already given a presentation to your club on working the easy birds, 
> I am available. Just send me an email message.
> Clint Bradford K6LCS
> (909) 999-SATS
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