[amsat-bb] Re: There's no usable satellites
Gary "Joe" Mayfield
gary_mayfield at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 24 16:22:08 PDT 2011
You are making sense. I miss AO-10, 13, and AO-40 (I worked them all).
The complaints are amazing though. Our choice was mini satellites or no
satellites. I still think some mini satellites is better than no
satellites. Enjoy what we have. If you hate only having mini satellites
please launch an HEO. I will be happy to support you. But do you really
think complaining about the lack of HEO birds gets one closer to orbit?
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Jeff Welsh
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 11:21 AM
To: Thomas Schaefer
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: There's no usable satellites
Same here. If I hear a portable station in the FM pileup, most likely that's
the one I'll want to work before the others! Working the LEO portable and
handheld is quite a handful, literally and I admire that!
There has been quite alot of negative interaction as of late on this email
reflector that I simply do not understand.
Amateur Radio is what you make of it, whether it be operating the world QRP
or working FM satellites portable, do what interests you in the hobby and do
it well!. All this uneccessary negativity is getting quite old.
Instead of complaining in a public forum about which operator did what, etc,
how about elmer them and help them become a better operator. Who knows, you
may learn something in the process.
On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 11:58 AM, Thomas Schaefer <thomasmschaefer at gmail.com
> I do not understand the purpose to belittle people that want to use the
> satellite on an HT. I can use my 9100, but it is a nice intro to be in the
> yard or a beach with an HT and an Arrow antenna. What purpose does it
> to take that away from someone if it does not fit your idea of what
> operating should be?
> Tom NY4I
> On Oct 24, 2011, at 11:47 AM, John Becker wrote:
> > I got to agree with you.
> > The FM sat's in my option is near useless with all the
> > "using them famous words of the late W2OY"
> > Just way to many "kids, lids and space cadets "
> > Standing in their back yard on a FM HT.
> > Pass after pass it seems to always to be the same people.
> > Sure do (still) miss AO-40....
> > John, W0JAB
> > At 10:28 AM 10/24/2011, you wrote:
> >> Gentlemen,
> >> I have spent too much money on an FT-847!
> >> I had better to buy a well equipped HF transceiver instead!
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