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Re: Mime-Version: 1.0



I always run 5 watts with 2 HT's...and have been accused of hogging the
satellites!

73,
Dennis
WA4ZJJ
----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Langdon <tlangdon@atctraining.com.au>
To: 'Jon Ogden' <na9d@mindspring.com>; <W8LKXXX@aol.com>; <gregh@onramp.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 10:07 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Mime-Version: 1.0


> > Excuse me?  But this is the biggest bunch of BS I've heard in
> > a LONG time!
>
> He's lucky I'm a bit busy, I'd have said much the same.
>
> > Sheesh!  Some of the most ACTIVE and best know stations on
> > the FM birds are
> > little dogs who operate portable with a few Watts.
>
> I'm one of those, though blessed with being located in a considerably
> quieter part of the world. :-)  And if portable isn't enough, try from a
> train! :)  I'm active almost every day on FM, and regularly get contacts.
>
> > And you don't need to spend thousands of dollars on everything.
> >
> > Why don't YOU wake up instead of spreading trash like this
> > and possibly
> > disenfranchising a lot of up and coming satellite operators.
>
> All I can say to him is a couple of quotes:
>
> 1.  If at first you don't succeed, try again.  If at first, you do
succeed,
> try something more difficult!
>
> 2.  If you don't like the heat....
>
> And there's always the SSB birds, much quieter there, and portable
operation
> is still possible, though less convenient due to the more limited choice
of
> gear (not many SSB HTs on the market :( ).  When RS-13 was running Mode A,
I
> had a great portable signal in.  25W, a small beam on 2m, and a gell cell.
> And for the 10m downlink, a little Dragon HT did the trick, with a
converted
> 5' CB whip as an antenna.  Only problem was finding another station to
> work... :(
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