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



Emily Clarke wrote:
> 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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Right on the mark, both of you!!   Cliff K7RR
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