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RE: Unimpressed!



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Jerry-
I wasn't up on AO-27 so I haven't heard exactly what or who said what.
But, it seems to me that we satellite operators have developed into a
group where if you don't have a "satellite rig" you're not even a
second class citizen. Not everyone can afford a big radio with a big
price tag. I'm excited when I have a QSO with a ham using a simple
"dually" radio. Because, I know that here 's a OM/YL that really wants
to work the birds and it's not easy when you'll got 5 kHz tuning. For
everyone's sake and for the continued health of ham radio, PLEASE
remember when you first got into ham radio . . . and how many times
you put your foot in your mouth on the air. I know I lost count!

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                 -73's de Jeff                                        
           n8vna@gte.net
               Chesapeake VA                                      
AO-10, FO-20/29 & AO-27
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On Sunday, March 01, 1998 1:05 PM, Jerry Smyth N8ULU
[SMTP:jsmyth@provide.net] wrote:
> I just wanted to thank all the AO-27 users who made the folks in
Detroit
> using the satellite gateway feel so welcome with their
unconstructive
> sarcastic comments.   You have managed to alienate them and ruin 2
years
> worth of my work trying to promote satellite operations in Southeast
> Michigan.  I have for years explained how great the folks on
satellites
> are.  "Nothing like HF" I said.  Well today sounded more like the 80
meter
> good old boys net.  Very impressive!  I apologize to all  in this
group who
> have manners and act like ladies and gentlemen,  but  I could not
let this
> behavior go without saying anything.  The leader of the pack is a
Area
> Coordinator for AMSAT too.  Makes me ashamed to say I'm one.  
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Jerry N8ULU 
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