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Re: Fw: Field Day Satellite rules



Jim Jerzycke wrote:
>  I didn't mean to imply they were
> 'hard' to work, just 'different' compared to what most
> people think of as "Ham radio".

You're demonstrating the maximal satellite station, not the minimal 
needed to make a contact.  Sure, it makes it possible to just pick up 
the mic and talk.  But, you can still make contacts with a manually 
pointed antenna and a little bit of manual dexterity to tune the VFO and 
move the antenna.  Make sure you tell them that, and describe more of 
the physical nature of what is happening.  They might then understand 
more of the issues and why a complex system can simplify your needs.

Gregg Wonderly
W5GGW
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