[amsat-bb] Re: Sat Presentation in Illinois
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Mar 17 14:00:32 PDT 2010
> I just finished giving my "How to Work Amateur Satellites with Low Power"
> presentation to a classroom in Southern Illinois.
Great job, especially using Skype for a two-way video hookup. You're a
bit ahead of me in doing that, but that is something I have thought about
with some presentations for groups in Mexico. Skype would work great
for that, if I am not able to be there myself.
I had a question about one item you mentioned at the end of your message:
> So, presenters: I guess we are no longer limited to "hundred mile radii"
> restrictions for our shows!
What is this limit that you speak of? ;-) I, and my truck, have never heard
anything about that. For me here in Phoenix, anything I've been to outside
the Phoenix metropolitan area has involved a drive of at least 100 miles
one-way. One presentation I gave last year was a 250-mile (400km) drive,
across a state line and an international boundary (not too far past that
boundary, in Mexicali - across from Calexico and El Centro CA). I enjoy
doing that, and many times combine the drive to a hamfest with additional
travel for some sightseeing and/or radio operating away from home.
I hope it is really not a restriction, but a guideline to help AMSAT's Area
Coordinators to not go overboard on their travels to different events. I
routinely drive one-way distances of 100 to 200 miles (160-320km) for other
events in Arizona, and along with other driving for sightseeing and/or radio
operating add many more miles/km to that. I plan to continue doing this,
starting with a hamfest on 27 March in Tucson (120 miles/200km southeast
of me). If I didn't enjoy this, I would not do it.
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