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Re: What is HAM radio and AMSAT?

well after talking with a newly licensed novice amateur at the local club. i
asked him what does he want to do with in amateur radio, anything technical
or just mess about on repeaters.

saddly he only wants to use repeaters, boasting that his only long distance
contact was 40 mile away.

saying that, hes talked to america before, on ilink, which he was also quite
pleased of :P.

not saying that what he is doing is bad, just its a bit sad to see that he
logs contacts that he makes over the net, what does he put in the freq box
on the log?
the ip :P.

just trying to move him over to working sats, but as with all new people to
sats (including me:) he thinks he needs about 100w, an eme type antenna
array and a great rig.

just wait till next monday when i bring my 4 ele 2m and 8ele 70cms :).

as far as im concered, this hobby is for experimenting.
messing about on fm repeaters and thinking ssb is for people with great
skill isnt what i would class as "experimenting":).

also, while im here, is anyone on the bb done the foundation licence
(england only :). thinking about doing just for the sake of it, and to use
hf of course :).

Speak to you later.
Scott Elliott
----- Original Message -----
From: "Luc Leblanc (VE2DWE)" <luclebla@sorel-tracy.qc.ca>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 5:50 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] What is HAM radio and AMSAT?

> On 7 May 2002, at 10:12, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> >
> > Next time one goes to a HAMfest, or a "local" HAM meeting, they would
> > to be blind not to conclude that 95% of HAM radio is about old tube
> > radios, junk, Japanese appliance radios and operators over 50.  I cast
> > judgment whatsoever, but its the truth.  I'm over 50, I love junk, but I
> > have spent the last 30 years of my HAM life trying to play on the
> > edge of ATV, Packet and Satellites..  But I still see 95% of members at
> > local clubs still entrenched in HF, DXing, FM repeaters and still most
> > admit that they might someday try packet. (even though packet came and
> > went before most of these guys quite got around to it...)..
> >
> Hi Bob
> Same situation on the other side of the northen border, with the
difference that 95% entrenched in FM
> reapeaters and packet is near death.
> The last difference i'm not playing with ATV and i'm not over 50...HI
> Luc Leblanc VE2DWE (AMSAT 33583)
> Coordonnateur AMSAT pour le Québec
> Quebec AMSAT coordinator
> SITES WEB:http://www.sorel-tracy.qc.ca/~luclebla/
>           http://www.qsl.net/ve2dwe/
> C.P.341
> Sorel-Tracy QC.
> Canada
> J3P 5N6
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