[amsat-bb] Why We Do What We Do - Part 19

Clint Bradford clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 24 20:52:24 PDT 2010

I just returned to the house after working a non-ham-radio-related event since 6:30 this morning (a nonprofit equine rehab center that my wife and I are board members). But I just HAVE to check email before crashing ...

There are some who say that promoting working the FM birds is a futile effort. "Nothing comes of it," I have seen a few write.

Well, this email is from a person who worked JOTA last weekend. I was supposed to - but instead was presenting my show at PACIFICON in San Ramon, CA. But I traded notes with this person ... we compared pass times and freq data ... I have been to their club three times the past three years to give me presentation and demo. And we even worked each other: me from the parking lot in San Ramon, and she with her Scouts in Victorville, CA.

>From her email just received ...

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Hi Clint! Hope you and Karen's trip up north went well.

Well, you have started something.

I have gotten some local hams interested or re-interested
in working AMSAT. And I have been doing some more demos locally.

I am the low-tech version - with a compass, and recorder hung around
my neck and a clipboard with the sat passes info.
And since I can't hold the antenna up that long, I have it mounted on a 
tripod. Don't laugh - it works!

And I am even tromping out at 10:00 pm (very bright last night).

And Bruce and I have subscribed to AMSAT mag and joined.

Thanks again, Clint.

73 - Christy KB6LTY
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NO, Christy, I am not "laughing." But there is a broad smile on my
face tonight. THANK YOU for joining AMSAT. And thank you for your
infectious enthusiasm. 

Clint, K6LCS

Clint Bradford, K6LCS

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