[amsat-bb] Re: Ft. Wayne Hamfest update

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Tue Nov 18 13:13:39 PST 2008


>I'll second that. I've never noticed Gerd posting a message on this BB, but congrats to Gerd on a nice job and congrats also to his assistant. AMSAT's volunteers are doing a nice job.
>I'm still kicking myself on letting a 2.5 GHz Wavetek sweep/RF generator get away. I should have jumped. You would think I would learn after my many years at Dayton.
>Probably my only gripes is the $4.00 to park on an open lot and $3:00 for a bottle of water but hey it's a good hamfest. OK, I'm tight, isn't that a part of being a ham. I got to turn the knobs on a Ten-Tec Jupiter, which I can't even get close to at Dayton..
>Mike (K9QHO)
>AMSAT 33589 (but not too tight not to be a member)
>KA8QCU said:
>Message: 3
>Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 17:26:24 -0500
>From: "Doug Kuitula" <ka8qcu at pasty.net>
>Subject: [amsat-bb]  Ft. Wayne Hamfest update
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>Hi all,
>Just got back from the Ft. Wayne, Ind. Hamfest and wanted to thank Gerd, WB8IFM, for his AMSAT forum. I also wanted to say thanks to Carl, K9LA, for his talk about amateur radio and amateur astronomy. That makes me wonder how many folks on this BB use their satellite gear for any sort of radio astronomy. I would think that if you're working any EME, the same setup may possibly be used for other ventures.
>73, de Doug KA8QCU
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I'd also like to thank the efforts of the Field Ops Co-ordinators that 
do the "right thing!"   I cannot tell you guys that personal upfront 
eye-to-eye contacts is a good thing.    I'd like to know if any of you 
did an impromptu type of survey on satellites and type of orbits- bands 
ops would like to see - what AMSAT can do to attract membership.  
Anything?  I have been at many hamfests and like to get info from the 
people walking by and asking questions that may be beneficial to our 
group's future plans.
Would appreciate any info you can supply with this area in mind.
Dee, NB2F
Area co-ordinator-NJ

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