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



I may even dust off that old TX-62 I was looking for a use for...  hihi

Roger
WA1KAT


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Emily Clarke" <emily@clarke-design.com>
To: "Dave Guimont" <dguimon1@san.rr.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 2:33 PM
Subject: Easy? (was Re: [amsat-bb] 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 
> >BEGINNERS then!!
> 
> 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.
> 
> 73,
> 
> Emily
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