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Easy? (was Re: AO-7 Predictability.)

At 11:04 AM 1/18/2006, Dave Guimont wrote:
>After seeing the fun a lot of us are having with Oscar 7 (some of us 
>for 31 years!) I cannot imagine why anyone would want to launch 
>another FM (other than digital) satellite under the guise of "it's a 
>beginner's satellite!!"   There were very few of us that were NOT 

Thanks Dave - in this entire debate about "easy sats" this is one 
point that could put the debate to rest.   Not only were most 
operators beginners, they didn't have the advantage of computerized 
tracking, computer control and rigs that were designed for use with 
satellites.  As much as I thought AO-40 was going to be difficult 
once I got on AO-40 I found it very easy to operate even with 
completely manual control.


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