[amsat-bb] Re: RTFM question

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 19:19:49 PDT 2009

At 11:03 AM 6/11/2009, Mark Lunday wrote:
>Actually, a better approach might be to answer the question and also include
>a reference to the location.  The asker then sees a way to look that he or
>she may not know.  Also avoids making incorrect assumptions.  I see this
>method used a lot on technical mailing lists.
>This way, we "teach others to fish for themselves."

Agree.  I try and give the answer, then an explanation for the answer 
(i.e. any underlying theory, etc), and a reference they can read up 
in their own time.  Quite a few people I've done that with end up 
going off on their own and tinkering. :)

Not quite satellites, but one guy that needed me to fix an IRLP 
reflector of his, because he was installing some stuff I had 
developed on it.  I didn't have a lot of time, so over time, I have 
him little bits on what these scripts actually did, and also 
determined that he was trying to do something for which they weren't 
designed.  Eventually, he was able to use the information I gave to 
fix his problem (and do something fairly advanced that I had never 
gotten around to doing myself :) ).

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL

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