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Re: AO-51 DX-by-mail

Bruce has some interesting points here....

Maybe it would be best to send the gear to a university or engineering
department, at a school in the target area.  The department is probably more
responsible, will take better care of the gear and know how to operate it
(or at least figure it out faster).

If the goal is to reach out to younger children, to interest them in science
and technology, then the university department should be the one interested
in outreach.  They could foster one-on-one relationships that last longer
than the time a radio is received in the mail, to when it needs to be sent

My $0.02.  ~Dave  N0TGD

On 12/6/05, Bruce Robertson <broberts@mta.ca> wrote:

> Nevertheless, I do believe that in the countries mentioned there probably
> are some 20-year-old engineering students who could bust our socks off and
> who don't have the cash to get on the FM LEOs. Heck, there are many in
> that
> position here in NA, but they aren't going to be giving us fine DX, now
> are
> they?
> Ideally, of course, we would maximize both aspects of the project: as you
> put it, expanding communications into a remote, poor area *and* providing
> nearby, established, LEO ops with rare DX. I hope a selection committee
> might be formed to evaluate applications fairly with both of these in
> mind.
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