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Re: British Festival of Space



I'll second that!
My 5 year old YL particularly likes calling on AO-40, the delay makes it 
fun.  She's shared the mike a bit during QSOs and called a few CQs.  Got 
those procedures down...just learned to read...she will get that ticket 
someday...maybe I should just go ahead and sign her up as an AMSAT member :-)

At 11:56 2003-07-12, you wrote:


>>The other wow factor was to get kids to say 'Hello' into the microphone and
>>hear the reply back 1/3s later on AO-40. It didn't even need a QSO, just to
>>hear their voice coming back was enough.
>
>Good show, again, Howard....We find the same experience here in Califrnia...
>Birds that they can hold a converstion on really get their 
>attention.  I've talked to almost every shuttle that was ever launched 
>throughout the years, had kids of all ages here at various times, and 
>those contacts were interesting to them, but pretty much of a "ho hum" 
>attitude.  BUT, when they can pick up the mike, hear themselves, and then 
>when they get someone to answer....the WOW! needs no explanation to those 
>that have experienced it!!
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>            73, Dave wb6llo@amsat.org
>                    Disagree: I learn....
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Scott Townley NX7U
Gilbert, AZ  DM43di
http://members.cox.net/nx7u

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