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Re: Newbies! Hard-Sats destroy AMSAT.



Agreed Pieter. I find it telling that those who cry loudest for a simple
satellite are never heard on what we have. I have called cq and tuned up and
down RS12 so many times with no one else on I have lost count.

Drew, KO4MA

> This whining is driving me up the walls. I don't undestant how someone can
> say that a satellite on a mode like S/U is hard to work. It is a lot
easier
> to deal with the antennas on mode S than the long yagis and the receive
> converter is all that is needed to downconvert to 2 meters. Noone ever
said
> that Ham radio was a cheap hobby. If you can't afford a $35 converter
maybe
> you should find another hobby like bird watching. But then again you will
> need to buy a $100 pair of binoculars.
>
> Pieter
>
> PS. Even if amsat launched a satellite with private funds and outfitted
> everyone with FREE equipment to talk on it, people would still be
> complaining.
>
>
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