[amsat-bb] Re: status
maisel at lobo.net
Sun Jan 26 15:33:56 PST 2014
Bored? Let's put up a Broadband Hamnet (HSMM-MESH) node! That would
be pretty darned cool.
On 1/26/2014 12:25 PM, Michael wrote:
> If you will bother to read the rest of the post , you will see where I
> apologized for the comment. It was a poor choice of words but I was
> trying to express my UTTER FRUSTRATION with this approach to trying to
> "sell" the concept of hamsats. You really think the average person
> who can whip out their I-phone or Droid and preform what would have
> been considered technological marvels a few short year ago is
> impressed with your HT and a handheld antenna working a sat to
> exchange a cryptic bit of information such as a callsign and a grid
> square? It may have been impressive ten years ago on even five years
> ago but it's old hat now. Autopatch on the repeater from your HT or
> mobile rig used to be impressive too but I think we agree it's an idea
> whose time is pretty much passed. If people enjoy that type of
> operation then more power to them. For me personally I was bored with
> it by the third time I tried it and I think there are better and more
> interesting ways to enjoy the sat hobby. I suggest a fresher more
> technologically savvy approach. I'm truly and sincerely sorry though
> if I hurt the feelings of outdoor portable sat ops enthusiast or the
> AMSAT volunteers who do such demos.
> Michael, W4HIJ
> On 1/26/2014 1:54 PM, Dave Webb KB1PVH wrote:
>> On Jan 26, 2014 1:20 PM, "Michael" <Mat_62 at charter.net> wrote:
>> HI Jerry,
>> First of all, thank you for being civil. Nice change from the last
>> responses to my post.
>> That's just a classic opening statement after insulting those that do
>> hamfest demonstrations with an HT and handheld antenna. Sounds like
>> you are
>> OK to dish it out, but can't take it when someone responds back with
>> a less
>> than civil attitude to your direct insult. Nice job!!
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