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Re: Suitsat young persons' presentation ideas

>From the threads

> 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. 

Last week i bring my FT-847 at our club local "laboratory" where we tested the 
receiving side with a signal generator. I always believe any HAM should be 
proactive in the first place but the actual Suitsat experience make's me 
recheck my antennas performance including discussions with other ham's to get a 
preliminary conclusion that i needed premps for U and V bands (already get one 
from e-bay) and i will have to make's some maintenance works on the antennas 
and cable as soon as weather permits.

In the actual " "quickie disposable" satellites available to just toss out" i
just want to let you know  that on November 10 1998   Spoutnik 41 -  RS-18 has 
been manually launch and i was able at that time to copy it. It was a project 
from AMSAT-France. As you see the idea is not new it just take folks to make it 
happen or make folks remember. 

"It is not the class of license the amateur holds, but the class of the amateur 
that holds the license."

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
AMSAT 33583
Skype VE2DWE
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