[amsat-bb] FW: [FWD: RE: Southern CA Satellite Presentations]
jerryconn at aol.com
Tue Jun 28 14:42:12 UTC 2016
Then what I am hearing, "AS A NEWBIE" is that I am not welcome on the Sats because I do not have the financial resources to invest in all the equipment needed to run full duplex. It is more than two cheap Chinese radios, it also involves an antenna, which at the very least it is almost double the cost of the two Chinese radios.
Money that some of us have a hard time pulling together.
I have a hard time with all the purest, my way or the highway mentality I am hearing.
Just my 2 cents
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Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Southern CA Satellite Presentations
From: Michael <Mat_62 at charter.net <mailto:Mat_62 at charter.net> >
Date: Mon, June 27, 2016 9:04 pm
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org <mailto:amsat-bb at amsat.org>
I could care less whether you have ever uttered it or not in one of your
live presentations. It is printed in black and white in your handout.
You just quoted it yourself. The minute you typed that phrase and began
giving out handouts or telling people to print it out you became guilty
of spreading ignorance as far as satellite operation is concerned. You
are leading newbie sat operators down a path they should not be on. If
one does not have the means to hear their own signal coming back from
the bird so as to insure they are "making it there" then they should not
be on the satellites. End of story.
On 6/26/2016 11:37 PM, Clint Bradford wrote:
>>> ... you would quit telling people that full duplex is "not mandatory" for working sats.
> You've never attended one of my sat sessions. I have never uttered the sentence to groups,
> "It is not mandatory to work full-duplex. - PERIOD." My standard mantra for the easy FM birds
> is all over the place:
> "Ideally, we should be working the satellites in full duplex mode, where we can
> simultaneously listen to the downlink as we are transmitting. Although this
> method is preferred, it is not mandatory: Carefully monitor the downlink, and
> wait for a break in the conversations to announce yourself."
> People you might be hearing stepping on others are not following those instructions.
> And all my audiences are very graphically shown and told the reasons why working full-
> duplex is preferable.
> I didn't work full-duplex when speaking with Commander Wiseman - who was aboard
> the ISS at the time during Field Day 2014.
> If you haven't already given a presentation to your club on working the easy birds,
> I am available. Just send me an email message.
> Clint Bradford K6LCS
> (909) 999-SATS
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