I’m still new to this and have a lot to learn.
My station 568 seems to be running OK at the moment however
I sometimes can’t schedule an observation on my own station. I can’t see any reason for this. Overlaps etc.
I note also many other observers on my station which is OK because that is the aim of the network, right?
Is it possible, I can’t schedule my own station because others have scheduled my station for that particular time so I can’t?
It would be nice if I could use my own station during my waking hours. After that the rest of the world can have a play. I don’t think it’s fair for some people to auto schedule a particular satellite many days in advance at the expense of station owners. What are they doing with so much data?
Should I not get priority over my own station? Is there a way around this?
Also, I need to do some antenna work on my station. Do I, can I, notify people before taking it down?
Or do I simply switch to “testing” mode? Or switch it off? If I simply disconnect the antenna wouldn’t that result in a lot of false “failed” vetting?
I need the best part of a day to build a new antenna switching unit in preparation for bringing a UHF station on line.
73 Bob vk2byf