[amsat-bb] Re: I'd like your shack ideas

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Thu Oct 7 12:41:23 PDT 2010

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Giles" <vk5dg at aapt.net.au>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2010 11:47 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] I'd like your shack ideas

> Hello All,
> 1) Apart from the extra rotator controllers, the computer running a 
> tracking program and the pre-dominance of VHF and UHF radios, are there 
> any other accessories etc that distinguish a satellite operator from a 
> 'normal' operator?

Hi David, VK5DG

The only accessory that distinguish a satellite operator from a "normal" 
operator is " THE BRAIN"
> 2) Given that you really find out how good you are when the PC crashes 
> halfway during a QSO and you then have to manually operate two radios 
> for Doppler shift and two rotator controllers as well as mic/key, what 
> controls do you operate with each hand?


> Would a footswitch for PTT be worthwhile?

> 73 de David VK5DG (who is looking forward to getting back on the air).

73" de 

i8CVS Domenico

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