[amsat-bb] Re: DJ-G7T programming cable question

Justin Pinnix justin at fuzzythinking.com
Tue Jun 9 14:56:02 PDT 2009

Well, there's a guy on eHam who responds to every question with "that's a
stupid question" or "go look it up".  That just doubles the amount of noise

I'm all for experimenting as well, but randomly plugging unknown devices
together is a good way to blow something up.  What if the programming cable
is putting out +-12v (EIA RS-232) but the radio only wants to see +5

73 de AJ4MJ

On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 4:18 PM, Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net>wrote:

> Hi Tim.
> Something that bugs me with e-groups in general is the number of people who
> have a relatively simple question/problem
> and give no indication that they have tried to solve it for themselves.
> The questions that are basically ohms law, you know the things, "I need to
> charge this battery, what size resistor do I
> need and which side of the battery do I put it?"
> Now be reasonable, that was in your Tech exam syllabus.
> Tell me what you've tried to solve the problem and I'm more likely to help.
> Don't expect me to be your Google operator!
> As for the piggies, well....  piggies are generally simple minded beasts.
> On-off keying and anything that cycles faster than every 3nS or so is
> beyond most of them.
> Most piggies can't even spell "satellite".
> n3tl at bellsouth.net wrote:
> > Hey Nigel,
> >
> > Thank you for posting that. As I read the original post just now (before
> > I opened your response), I found myself thinking ... "um ... try it?"
>  hihi
> >
> > Hope all is well with you. Did you see my post to the piggie reflector
> > about including CW/SSB satellite contacts in the 10th Anniversary
> > contest? No response, either on the reflector or off. That's a shame.
> >
> > 73,
> >
> > Tim - N3TL
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