gus at 8p6sm.net
Tue Jul 22 22:47:51 UTC 2014
On 07/22/2014 06:25 PM, R.T.Liddy wrote:
> You may think it's stupid...
Oh, for heavens sake. I DIDN'T SAY IT WAS STUPID!!! I said:
> To imply to the uneducated observer and potential future satellite
> standing in the rain is the pinnacle of hamsat ground station
technology is (in my
> opinion) counter productive and, yes, stupid.
To tell people who you are trying to entice into satellite operation
that the ONLY way to operate satellite is with a broomstick, may push
shack-potatoes away rather than draw them in. THAT is stupid. Because
there is broomstick waving, shack-potatoing, mobileing, field-day,
unattended telemetry logging and who knows what else? Any one of which
might appeal to someone in the audience, and draw them in. All of these
can't be demoed, but hopefully they won't be ignored of dismissed,
because any one of these might be the hook that lands another satellite op.
The Easternmost Isle
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