[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] - [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Re: What is the best equipment?

Hi James

"WRONG"  By now I am sure you have found that RS-12 can be worked by using 2 mtr.
up and 10 mtr . dn.  Only Tec. licence required.

I am sorry I sent my reply to Bruce via Amsat reather than just a reply.. I know
it was a oversite for Bruce  and my reply to him was ment to be in fun. Things
sure get carried away with.

Gold Bar, WA

James D. Mayfield wrote:

> At 08:21 PM 6/8/98 -5, you wrote:
> Bruce, you don't need an Advanced or Extra ticket to work RS-12, you need a
> General ticket.
> I also was very appalled at your comment of "why upgrade your license?" Any
> one that talks about upgrading their license, should be encouraged not
> discouraged. A General or higher ticket, offers much. Satellites are a
> great part of Amateur Radio, at the same time HF is a much bigger part of it.
> I have been and am still very interested in satellites, I have spent
> thousands and thousands, to wait for a bird to pass in range to make a
> contact, it's great fun and I have learned a lot. But when a fuse blows or
> the computer crashes, your done, till it's fixed, if it can be.
> A general or higher can turn on a $50.00 Heathkit DX-60B and toss a hunk of
> wire in a nearby tree and work the world.
> Please check your facts.
> 73 Dave
> >
> >> My name is Daniel Kurry, KE4SSB.  I have been a ham since 1994 but never
> >> really became involved.  I am considering upgrading my no-code technician
> >> license and working the satellites.  If anyone has recommendations as to
> >> the BEST equipment, or software, please let me know your opinion.
> >
> >why upgrade your license? of course for hf that is a great idea. but
> >you can use all the satellites up there right now except for rs-12
> >which requires either an advanced or extra license.
> >
> >as i said in the email i sent to you when you first asked, go to the
> >amsat web site and browse the information that is there.  it should
> >answer most if not all of your questions.
> >
> >there are also links to other amsat sites around the world with more
> >information.
> >
> >personally, i prefer to use instant track because i can control my
> >rotors on a 8088 computer or higher. sometimes i have used a little
> >one floppy 8088 laptop at field day to control the antennas. this
> >program can be purchased along with your membership to amsat.
> >
> >for logging, pda's logic 5 is superb. not only can you track all the
> >satellite awards but also hf awards. it links to the internet and the
> >dx cluster to monitor spots. etc etc etc. you can get a demo version
> >of it from http://www.hosenose.com
> >
> >73...bruce
> >
> >
> >============================================================================
> >Bruce Paige, KK5DO                         Internet: kk5do@amsat.org
> >Houston, Texas                                   or: kk5do@hal-pc.org
> >AMSAT Area Coordinator
> >ARRL Official Bulletin Station, Awards Manager (WAS, 5BWAS, VUCC), VE
> >10-X International Contest Committee Chairman
> >Houston AMSAT Net - Tuesday, 8PM CDT on SBS 6, T3B, 6.2MHz at 74 degrees.
> >Also affiliated repeaters in North America. Also available on Real Audio at
> >http://www.amsatnet.com                Visit SHOT http://www.clarc.org/shot
> >============================================================================
> >
> P.S. If you, like myself are interested in buying and selling nice clean
> old radios, please see my BA web Page at
> http://home.revealed.net/qste/sale/index.html
> *********************************************
>        J. Dave Mayfield KB9BNR
> http://home.revealed.net/qste/bnr/kb9bnr.html
>           kb9bnr@revealed.net