[amsat-bb] Inclusion

Gus gus at 8p6sm.net
Tue Jul 22 22:47:51 UTC 2014

On 07/22/2014 06:25 PM, R.T.Liddy wrote:
> You may think it's stupid...

Oh, for heavens sake.  I DIDN'T SAY IT WAS STUPID!!!  I said:

 > To imply to the uneducated observer and potential future satellite 
operator, that
 > standing in the rain is the pinnacle of hamsat ground station 
technology is (in my
 > opinion) counter productive and, yes, stupid.

To tell people who you are trying to entice into satellite operation 
that the ONLY way to operate satellite is with a broomstick, may push 
shack-potatoes away rather than draw them in.  THAT is stupid. Because 
there is broomstick waving, shack-potatoing, mobileing, field-day, 
unattended telemetry logging and who knows what else? Any one of which 
might appeal to someone in the audience, and draw them in.  All of these 
can't be demoed, but hopefully they won't be ignored of dismissed, 
because any one of these might be the hook that lands another satellite op.

Gus 8P6SM
The Easternmost Isle

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