[amsat-bb] Fox, "Easy Sats"....et al....

Michael Mat_62 at charter.net
Sun Jul 5 03:01:37 UTC 2015

The key phrase being "when necessary" which should be never or almost 
never. I'm sorry so many of you got offended at my view of the hobby but 
this duplex issue should have been put to bed long ago. BTW, my "snob 
elitist" station I'm putting back together will consist of my FT-991 
which is my main rig and a Funcube Dongle Pro. Antennas will be WA5VJB 
"cheap yagis".  I'm also working with someone to have gerbers made of my 
rotor control system  schematic and if that doesn't work, I'll be riding 
the control of a TV rotator manually. Hardly some high dollar approach 
meant to shut others out  but a challenge to get all together and 
working in concert.
Michael, W4HIJ
On 7/4/2015 10:19 PM, R.T.Liddy wrote:
> Yep, just goes to show you how a highly skilled operatorlike Yuri can have great success using half-duplex whennecessary.          Bob K8BL  (AMSAT #6593)
>        From: Jim Jerzycke <kq6ea at verizon.net>
>   To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
>   Sent: Saturday, July 4, 2015 2:34 PM
>   Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Fox, "Easy Sats"....et al....
> Yuri is an experienced operator, not somebody with an HT and an
> Arrow/Elk standing in their backyard waving the antenna around and
> saying "Helllllooooooo" into the radio for the entire pass.
> Jim  KQ6EA
> On 07/04/2015 06:34 PM, R.T.Liddy wrote:
>> Yuri, UT1FG/MM has worked many stations half-duplex and givenout a ton of rare grids. Maybe he should be educated about how "dumb"his operating technique is? ? ? ? ?
>> Bob K8BL
>>          From: Michael <Mat_62 at charter.net>
>>    To: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>>    Sent: Saturday, July 4, 2015 1:02 PM
>>    Subject: [amsat-bb] Fox, "Easy Sats"....et al....
>> Once again I feel the need to say that we have gone in the wrong
>> direction by trying to convince everyone how easy a  "sat"  is to work
>> with a handheld antenna. I got into satellite communication because of
>> the technical challenge involved, not by how "easy it was".
>>      This whole half or full duplex issue is a symptom of  "dumbing down"
>> There should never be any question on it.  Full duplex should ALWAYS be
>> used.
>> 73,
>> Michael, W4HIJ
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