[amsat-bb] Re: Two Questions

Rick - WA4NVM wa4nvm at comcast.net
Fri Sep 23 09:46:10 PDT 2011

Hi All,

On this subject, I took my AO-7 and AO-8 Oscarlocator's to the local ham 
breakfast this morning to
show some of the newer (last few years) operators how we did it in the 70's 
before computers, etc.

Does anyone have an old copy of a late 70's or early 80's QST that has the 
old monthly chart in it?
For you later operator's, they printed a chart with the first equator 
crossing each day for each bird.
Then you plotted each pass and used your Oscarlocator to see when the bird 
was in your footprint.
I would just like a copy of that chart from someone.

Thanks in advance for any replies,

Rick WA4NVM LM1339

> Domenico,
> I already came across your articles. The reason I brought it up was that I 
> see so many complain about
> new hams not knowing this, or that and the other too but then most don't 
> really try to help and teach.
> I live by the principle that what you learn you must share and what you 
> know you must teach. That's the
> only way we as society evolve and that includes ham radio :).
> But again, bashing on the newcomers doesn't help anything. If they're only 
> shown how to work a satellite
> with a HT and a store bought antenna then that's  what we get. Let's help 
> these folks get to the next step
> and show them that you can actually have a real QSO on a satellite but in 
> an informative way, not talking
> down on them.
> 73 Mike K5TRI
> On Sep 22, 2011, at 11:49 PM, i8cvs wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Michael Schulz" <mschulz at creative-chaos.com>
>> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>> Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 5:20 AM
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Two Questions
>>> Domenico,
>> <snip>
>>> There seems to be a lot of bashing of clueless newbs wherever I turn on
>>> the Internet when it comes to ham radio. So I have to ask you: have you
>>> done anything lately to educate new hams?
>>>> 73 Mike K5TRI
>> Hi Mike K5TRI
>> Yes I did always my effort to educate the new radio hams to use 
>> satellites
>> in order to improve their knoledge in radio tecnology and not only to use
>> satellites to collect only grids for very small.
>> Read please my technical articles into the AMSAT-Journal
>> 73" de
>> i8CVS Domenico
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