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RE: EME on FD



--- Chip Margelli <c.margelli@vxstdusa.com> wrote:

> On the other hand, if something like this can be assembled in short
> order, it also serves as a demonstration that, with some planning and
> head-scratching, very reasonable VHF/UHF antenna systems can be
> created
> in emergency, field situations. I certainly don't listen to anyone
> who
> says they can't get on the air because they can't build a portable
> antenna system! In a couple of hours, I built one that worked a
> half-million-mile round trip off a convex object in the sky.
> 
> 73 de Chip, K7JA

That was a private email I sent to you Chip.  I had hoped you would
have replied in a like manner.  I had no wish to make it BB subject
matter which is why I sent it privately.

73, Gary -K8KFJ-
 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Garie Halstead K8KFJ [mailto:khyberpass65@yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 1:13 PM
> To: Chip Margelli
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] EME on FD
> 
> 
> --- Chip Margelli <c.margelli@vxstdusa.com> wrote:
> 
> Although I applaud your dedication and achievement Chip, I can't see
> how
> it relates to the spirit of Field Day (simulated emergency
> communications).  Just how valid would EME be when attempting to pass
> emergency traffic from an affected area?  Wouldn't you be dead in the
> water after moonset anyway?  
> 
> Don't get me wrong, I'm happy you got to do it (and were successful).
> 
> But it just doesn't seem like a relevant nor productive mode to me
> when
> it comes to passing emergency traffic.  
> 
> 73, Gary -K8KFJ-
> AMSAT #32574       
> 
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