AMSAT LEO QSOs are quick with limited information being exchanged. What follows is the AMSAT recommended standard QSO. Information exchanged is call sign and grid square. Is the following QSO sufficient to log as a SOTA contact?
Suggested Fox-1 Basic QSO Tips A very busy single channel FM satellite is like any FM repeater and you do not call CQ. Exchanges will be crisp and very short, so do not expect to have a lengthy conversation about the weather or your station configuration. To previent interfering with other stations listening before transmitting is important: if two other stations are in the middle of the exchange, let them finish. Even though a pass is short, the exchanges are even shorter. You will get a shot so please be patient and respectful of others.
• Listen for others • Listen for yourself using full-duplex operating technique “W4ABC” (make sure you have your 67.0 Hz CTCSS switched on!) • You hear “K9XYZ” • You say “K9XYZ W4ABC EM74” • You hear “W4ABC K9XYZ QSL EN52” • You say “K9XYZ W4ABC QSL 73”