[amsat-bb] Re: Learning about AMSAT in Dayton

Tue May 15 11:27:06 PDT 2012


The answer to your questions is YES.  For starting out, as Drew suggested,
see as many passes worked in the demo area as you can.  Likewise, at the
AMSAT booth you can pick up some good intro books, and talk about software,
hardware, etc with experienced operators.  If everybody seems too busy to
talk, swing back around in a few minutes.  The Forum is oriented toward "big
picture" issues rather than operational nuts and volts.  You can get an idea
how things are now, and how they will be different in a few years. 



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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Steve May
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:30 AM
To: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Learning about AMSAT in Dayton

I have been interested in AMSAT operation for awhile but have not even
began to put together a station for satellite work. I will be attending the
Dayton Hamvention this weekend, and in doing so I am hoping to learn enough
about satellite work to get on the air over the next few weeks.

With the large collection of AMSAT experts in Dayton, my question is what
the group would recommend to a newcomer to try to get out of Dayton in
learning some satellite basics. Should I make sure to go to the forum? Are
there going to be demonstrations on software and station setup? Should I
mainly try to make in-person resource contacts?

Mainly, where should I focus my efforts this weekend? I am hoping to learn
as much as possible and hope to finally get involved in satellite
operations in the next few months.

Thanks in advance,

Steve, W5IEM
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