[amsat-bb] Re: where all the users

John Price n4qwf1 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 08:28:30 PDT 2008

I guess if I was looking for easy I would just work the FM 2 meter
repeater on the 3000 foot mountain 8 miles from here. It does not
require antenna control or doppler tracking. Well I do actual use that
repeater but not for reasons of ease.

Sure working satellite is a effort but when you are out at field day
and you work that L/u station on AO-51 it sure is a feeling of
accomplishment. At least for me it is.

Come on guys lets get back to what we got into this hobby for. Communicating was
what got me involved. So anyone interested in just a short chat look
for me on AO-7 or VO-52 or anything else up there even that 2 meter
repeater up there.

On 7/19/08, Edward Cole <kl7uw at acsalaska.net> wrote:
> At 08:25 PM 7/18/2008, Dave Guimont wrote:
> > >Yes puters do make it easyier,  but not tottally absolutely necessary.
> > >
> > >in the old days we tracked the birds using  something called math,
> > >
> > >Made little paper things with  clear plastic overlays to simulate the
> > >birds path across the sky,
> > >
> > >Doppler?  uhhhh,  we tristed the vfo to keep it in tune,
> > >
> > >geeech,
> > >
> > >Joe WB9SBD
> >
> >Joe,
> >
> >I had exactly the same thoughts, but hesitated to say it for fear the
> >one who made the comment would not understand "twisting a knob"!!!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >             73, Dave, WB6LLO
> >                 dguimon1 at san.rr.com
> >
> >                     Disagree: I learn....
> >
> >                Pulling for P3E...
> Yeah, maybe on 435-MHz but try doing that at 1268 or 2400 on the
> Leos!  Not very easy/practical.  One hand tunes the uplink, other
> moves azimuth, third the elevation, and fourth keys the mic...fifth
> keeps the log...uhuh.
> I find operating ordinary old mode-B or mode-J hard enough and think
> auto-tracking (at least) is made for the Leos.  For AO-10/13/40 its
> non-issue, of course, Doppler rates and tracking rates are lower.
> Ed - KL7UW
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