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Re: Suitsat young persons' presentation ideas



Hi Bruce, VE9QRP

In my opinion your presentation idea creates obviously
exitement in all of us ham radio satellite operators and
experimenters but it can create frustration for the life to
the young kids because from the psychological point of
view the young persons don't like to see what may have
"gone wrong"

First of all they need to see what is  "going on right "

Just only my opinion

Best 73" de

i8CVS Domenico


----- Original Message -----
From: "A.J. Farmer (AJ3U)" <farmer.aj@gmail.com>
To: <brobertson@mta.ca>
Cc: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 11:02 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Suitsat young persons' presentation ideas


> Hi Bruce,
>
> Excellent ideas here.  Over the past days since the release of
> SuitSat, I have realized that sometimes when things don't go exactly
> as planned, it actually creates more interest and excitement.  A lot
> of people have pulled together to try to make the best of this
> situation.  Because of the difficulty in receiving SuitSat, many
> stations have gone the extra mile and made extra effort to get a copy
> of the signal.  If it had been strong and clear, many may have
> listened to the signal once or twice and then that would have been the
> end of their interest.  It is a perfect idea to have the kids
> troubleshoot what may have "gone wrong" with SuitSat using the data in
> the form of audio files that have been compiled by volunteers around
> the world.
>
> What a wonderful experiment this has been!
>
> --
> A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
> SuitSat Audio Files Available at: http://www.aj3u.com
>
>
> On 2/5/06, Bruce Robertson <broberts@mta.ca> wrote:
> > Gang --
> >
> > After a the initial disappointment, I believe a good young persons'
> > presentation can be put together out of the suitsat experiment. I
thought
> > I'd share my ideas here to start discussion with others who are puzzling
> > about how to work with the current turn of events.
> >
> > The theme of my presentation will be the admirable international
> > cooperation and perseverence that made a success out of an apparent
> > failure, and, as others have pointed out, the true nature of
experimentation.
> >
> > After videos and pictures of ISS, suitsat construction and deployment, I
> > plan to break them into groups, each provided with one of the better
audio
> > files collected at A.J.'s site. Each group will describe the signal and
> > record any information from it, then they will all join together and
> > compare. The goal will be to put together as complete a record of the
> > suitsat transmission as possible. Secondarily, I'll ask them to consider
> > what might be causing some of the problems (I'm hoping some will notice
the
> > spin fading) and make recommendations for future flights.
> >
> > I want to draw out the point that no one person has got the whole
signal,
> > that cooperation between enthusiasts can achieve a great deal. After
all,
> > it's all about communication, isn't it? :-)
> >
> > Personally, I'm very grateful for all who submitted their reports,
> > hypothesized, and contributed to this experiment. The last few days of
> > Amsat-bb and suitsat.org are strong evidence for what an amazing team
the
> > worldwide amateur satellite enthusiasts make!
> >
> > 73, Bruce
> > VE9QRP
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