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Re: Kid's Day



A new perspective on kid's day. Very nice, Aruni.

Ooo here's a new twist: for a true kids day, how about gathering licensed youngins and have them host an event to their friends and friends of friends. They would have a great time showing each other what they know without adult influence (adults should be present of course).

73...Patrick...kb8rtz...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Brown" <bobbrown@fast.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 22:35
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Kid's Day


> Here's a twist on kid's day that I think is really very cool.
> 
> I'm a 53 year old "kid" that was assisted by a fine young ham from Winnipeg,
> in making my first two satellite contacts.  That young kid is:  
> 
> Aruni Perera VE4WMK - EN19
> AMSAT Member #35560
> 
> 
> I'm brand new to working the satellites.  I stumbled across an ad or link
> concerning the Arrow II and thought "this'll give me something new to try".
> I started doing some research, and I subscribed to this mailing list about 3
> weeks ago.
> 
> Aruni had posted a message telling of her success with the recent QRP day
> event and that she was using an Arrow II and an IC-W32A.  I emailed Aruni
> and asked some questions, and for some advice, about gearing up and getting
> involved.
> 
> Well, a couple of emails back and forth, some tutoring on how to program the
> memories of the HT for Doppler etc., and I had success with SO-50 and AO-27
> today. I think I'm going to get hooked on this. I'm already looking towards
> a FT-847.
> 
> I didn't have a clue about Aruni's age until about our third email exchange.
> She is 10 years old.  YAY!  There still is hope for future generations to
> carry on this great hobby.  When I learned she was 10 I immediately thought
> about my first hamming experiences 40 years ago.  It brought back good
> memories.
> 
> Thanks Aruni!  You helped in more ways that just getting me going on this
> segment of our hobby.
> 
> And I hope we soon get to work each other on the birds!
> 
> 73 -
> 
> Bob KW3F
> 
> AMSAT Member #20850 
> 
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