[amsat-bb] Re: status

Michael Mat_62 at charter.net
Sun Jan 26 11:25:06 PST 2014

If you will bother to read the rest of the post , you will see where I 
apologized for the comment.  It was a poor choice of words but I was 
trying to express my UTTER FRUSTRATION with this approach to trying to 
"sell" the concept of hamsats.   You really think the average person who 
can whip out their I-phone  or Droid and preform what would have been 
considered technological marvels a few short year ago is impressed with 
your HT and a handheld antenna working a sat to exchange  a cryptic bit 
of information such as a callsign and a grid square? It may have been 
impressive ten years ago on even five years ago but it's old hat now.  
Autopatch on the repeater from your HT or mobile rig used to be 
impressive too but I think we agree it's an idea whose time is pretty 
much passed.  If people enjoy that type of operation then more power to 
them. For me personally I was bored with it by the third time I tried it 
and I think there are better and more interesting ways to enjoy the sat 
hobby. I suggest a fresher more technologically savvy approach.  I'm 
truly and sincerely sorry though if I hurt the feelings of outdoor 
portable sat ops enthusiast or the AMSAT volunteers who do such demos.
Michael, W4HIJ
  On 1/26/2014 1:54 PM, Dave Webb KB1PVH wrote:
> On Jan 26, 2014 1:20 PM, "Michael" <Mat_62 at charter.net> wrote:
> HI Jerry,
>   First of all, thank you for being civil.  Nice change from the last two
> responses to my post.
> That's just a classic opening statement after insulting those that do
> hamfest demonstrations with an HT and handheld antenna. Sounds like you are
> OK to dish it out, but can't take it when someone responds back with a less
> than civil attitude to your direct insult. Nice job!!
> Dave-KB1PVH
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