[amsat-bb] Fox, "Easy Sats"....et al....
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.
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
>> Michael, W4HIJ
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