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Re: Younger satellite operators (was Longevity-Satellite)



Excellent response, David.  With the future of ham radio in the hands of
young operators like yourself, we "old men" have nothing to worry about.

See you on AO-40.

73,

Rick, KG6IAL
www.teksharp.com

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From: "DC" <dc@dcarr.org>
To: "Amsat Bulletin Board" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 8:21 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Younger satellite operators (was Longevity-Satellite)


> Some of us that are into satellites are 18....
>
> Actually one of the reasons that I'm more interested in satellites than
> other aspects of ham radio is that they are technically interesting even
> to those of us of the "internet generation."  Amateur radio must and is
> evolving to attract newer generations of radio operators.  Radio and
> computers are becoming more and more intertwined and the new
> possiblities resulting from this mix are what some of us younger hams
> find very interesting.  For example, the idea of sending audio over
> AO-40 in a 3600bps digital voice stream is a modern day radio
> technological challenge that I have found very interesting thus far.
> But even  the move conventional aspects of radio can be 'pretty cool,'
> you'd be impressed at the number of my fellow (college) classmates that
> are willing to help me carry a primestar dish up five flights of stairs
> just to check out AO-40.  "You mean he's really in Spain?!?!"
>
> As the operators change, so will radio---and I'm quite excited to see
> what comes of it.
> -David Carr
> KD5QGR
>
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