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Re: Re: AO-51 PSK31 Mode...



Can't "we" set up a script from the amsat-bb web site to email the current schedules every Tuesday before experimenter's day?

Mark N8MH
> 
> From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
> Date: 2005/03/16 Wed PM 01:26:09 EST
> To: <w0eec@amsat.org>
> CC: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-51 PSK31 Mode...
> 
> >>Seems easier for one post to alert all 4000 of us then
> >>to expect all 4000 of us to check the ECHO web page
> >>every week.
> >
> >Why not use the Windows "Scheduled Tasks" wizard...
> >and have it [automatically download the ECHO page]...
> >It will launch the AO-51 schedule to remind you to look at it.  
> >It's a much better adult thing to do than expecting the 
> >control team to act as your personal assistant and whine 
> >about it when they don't :-)
> 
> Well, I subscribed to the AMSAT-BB *just so* that I would 
> get notices about things happening on the AMSATS in 
> real time without me having to check 18 different web
> sites to find out what is happening on the 18 satellites
> that may be operational at any one time.  Granted, that
> was 1999, and we only have 3 or 4 operational satellites
> now, but you get the point.
> 
> I can think of no better function of the AMSAT-BB than to
> be the place where satellite mode changes are announced
> in SIMPLE two line announcements and then those that
> need more data can *then* go to the web page to see any
> additional details if they need it...
> 
> > If you are still using a desk calendar or planner how 
> >about just marking the Wednesday mode on each Tuesday.
> 
> THen why even have a real-time AMSAT-BB if real-time
> announcements about AMSAT satellites is not posted
> there?
> 
> Anyway, just a perspective from a user, that always
> hears about these things too late to participate...
> 
> Bob
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