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

David - KG4ZLB kg4zlb at googlemail.com
Tue Jun 9 15:13:05 PDT 2009

Whether or not a question is raised after someone has actually tried to work it out for themselves or not is immaterial. 

If this reflector, which lets face it is concerned with some fairly high level stuff in comparison to normal ham radio operations), is going to go the way of responding to a perfectly reasonable question with the reply of "read the ******g manual", then newcomers and interested observers are going to beat a hasty retreat thinking that AMSAT is elitist. 

We must not be seen to be typical of the 'those that know' wanting to protect their playground mentality.

I have asked some downright stupidly basic questions on here over the years and have always been responded to with friendliness and professionalism even though I have often had a mental picture of my "helpers" banging their heads against a wall in frustration. But on the back of that I have been able to help with other people's issues where the same question has arisen.

If questions offend then use a combination of filters and the delete key.

My 2 peso's worth.

David KG4ZLB

Justin Pinnix wrote:
> 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:
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