[amsat-bb] Re: HF satellite chat

Rich Dailey redailey1 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 03:34:15 PST 2011

At 11:04 PM 1/29/2011, you wrote:
>I remember the amsat cw bulletins.

I remember the hf nets as THE watering hole, water cooler, what have you... for
AMSAT Oscar news. Yes, copying the elements by hand (it seemed the QRN knew
exactly when to crash, and I hoped to get it all on the repeat from the west coast net, because
I wasn't licensed to ask for a fill).

When I first discovered Amateur Radio Satellites, personal computers consisted of the
trs-80, sinclair, and a few others. The Apple II was right out due to price, and the others were a stretch
to my teenage budget. The Oscar Locator was my computer of choice, and worked quite well with the
ascending node data. Time marches on...

Rich, N8UX

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