[amsat-bb] Re: N3TL

n3tl@bellsouth.net n3tl at bellsouth.net
Wed Jun 3 09:36:30 PDT 2009

Hey Pete,

Thanks for the very kind words. I don't have nearly the technical expertise as many who read the BB and operate our satellites. Those are the folks who ask "why not?" when it comes to designing and building satellites and the gear to work them.

My approach has been to try for total versatility and total portability in a station that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, but that will provide a vast majority of the excitement and enjoyment achieved by those who have, indeed, chosen to go "state of the art" with their stations. 

There's more to come in that regard. It seems as though every time I answer a "I wonder if it's possible to ..." question, I come up with one or two more as a result ... hihi. Learning more about my AO-7 capability with a half-watt in CW is the perfect example. 

The most important element of all of this is my desire to NOT do anything special or extraordinary. I'm not. Any licensed amateur with an interest in satellite operation can do what I'm doing. I wish (and hope) more of them would give it a try.

73 to all,

-------------- Original message from Peter <roi at optonline.net>: -------------- 

> Tim, 
> We enjoyed listening for your signal on AO-7 today, you embody the spirit of 
> adventure and experimentation that gave rise to AMSAT and the Satellite 
> program. Tim, it is a learning experience for all of us to be part of your 
> expanding the horizons of possibility, thank you and keep exploring and 
> asking, why not! 
> 73, 
> Pete, WB2OQQ 
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