Since the regular users of the FM SATs have not seen any improvement in
the chaos and mayhem in the daily Operating Procedures, you may want
to consider additional emphasis or a different approach. After many years of
Satellite use from home and roving I offer these suggestions for improvement.
1 - Remind new & seasoned users that the FM SATS are virtually the same
as the terrestrial FM Repeaters that many are used to using. And, that
only one signal can be properly processed at a time. It is only ONE
Channel and must be shared.
2 - Transmissions need to be short since there is only a minimal time that
the SATs are visible during a pass and many folks desire to use them.
3 - Always allow a QSO in progress to be completed before transmitting.
4 - Due to fading and noise and distortion, signals often are not copied
clearly. It's best to use phonetics since several letters sound similar and
multiple repeats can take up valuable time during passes.
GL/73, Bob K8BL (AMSAT #6593, since 1979)
On Sunday, August 22, 2021, 05:31:48 PM EDT, Clint Bradford <[email protected]
>> ...Please emphasize proper Amateur Operating Procedures ...
I have during each and every one of my125+ shows so far.