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Re: Newbies! Easy-sats promote whining.



The satellite amsat-bb whining theorem:

The amount of whining regarding a particular satellite is inversely 
proportional to its difficulty of use.  Equation: W=1/D  where 'W' equals 
whining and D equal difficulty.

ISS, UO-14, Lots of whining.

AO-40, Hardly no whining.

kb7adl

At 03:50 PM 6/7/01 -0300, paul.willmott@omsl.bm wrote:
>Hi All,
>
>The biggest irritation that I have about the discussion about what
>capabilities a bird should or should not have, and/or difficult and/or
>shutting everyone but the elite out etc IS:
>
>The discussion seems to take for granted that every beginner has a full
>blown HF station, and 2m HT, .... this may be so in the USA, but this is
>certainly not the case in Europe. In Europe activity is much greater on the
>UHF and above bands, equipment is readily available, and there are lots of
>stations that don't have HF rights.
>
>When I decided that I wanted to get into satellites, ... I did the research
>and found the bird I wanted to work (AO-13), and built a station to access
>it. The same now goes for AO-40, a whole new set of equipment for L band,
>... so what big deal!
>
>If you really want to do something, then do it! Its not difficult, and its
>not expensive! It also bugs me that the same crowd that complain about there
>being no easy sats, are also the ones who want to keep CW as a requirement,
>... to keep the riff raff out! ... you figure!
>
>Paul, VP9MU
>
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