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ANSWERING A CQ IN CW May 22nd 2016, 17:42 5 1,922 on 25/5/16
New to satellites. Rig operating question Jan 27th 2016, 01:51 1 4,490 on 27/1/16

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ANSWERING A CQ IN CW N3JNX on 25/5/16
Thank you both Mark and Martin for your insights to this. 73's N3JNX
ANSWERING A CQ IN CW N3JNX on 24/5/16
Martin, Thank you for your response. The other fellow emphasized that I should have sent his call 2 or 3 times followed by DE my call 2 or 3 times. It would have been very in-appropriate for me to have posted his e-mail reply to me but I chose not to do that. He insinuated that he was "Not Contesting" and to move along. I was very taken aback by this. Ok then, in the future when I an responding to a CW CQ, I will give the other Ham's call twice followed by DE my call twice. Your final opinion on this ??? Thank you and 73's Joe N3JNX
ANSWERING A CQ IN CW N3JNX on 22/5/16
I heard a fellow calling CQ in CW yesterday so I zero-beated with him and gave my callsign once, maybe twice. He gave me a rude remark so I went elsewhere on the band. This morning he sent me a scathing e-mail stating that I should have sent his call 2 or 3 times, then give my call 2 or 3 times. He was so mad at what I did that I'm now wondering if he is just a jerk or was I wrong. Should I answer a CQ by giving his call a few times, then my call? This was not during a contest, just a random CQ. Thank you.
New to satellites. Rig operating question N3JNX on 27/1/16
Hello Folks. I'm somewhat new to LEO satellites and have a few questions about the proper use of my rig. I'm using a Kenwood TS-2000 in sat full duplex mode. I understand that I should leave my TX frequency alone, do not move it. Is this correct? When trying to find my downlink, I use the RIT function to find myself. As the satellite is moving across the sky, I should be adjusting the RIT to compensate for doppler, correct? If I decide to change my operating frequency at this point, what do I do with the RIT control, leave it alone or clear it and start the RIT again. If the RIT is left as is, will I still continue to track properly? I just need a bit of advice about what to do with this control. Also, is it best for me to put the headphones on so the speaker noise will not come across my transmit? Thanks for any advice you can give me. Joe N3JNX

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