The first and golden rule–first listen, then send
Don’t call during on-going QSOs or call CQ–wait, even when it’s hard to resist.
Whistling, tapping, “ooola, ooola”, “hello, hello”, and so on is superfluous–on an FM transponder, extra sounds are unnecessary.
Reduce output to a minimum–an overloaded transponder helps no one
Keep the QSOs short and essential.
Here there is a difference of opinion–is it necessary to send the grid square? During an HF contest, such a report would be a valid QSO. In…