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Re: where all the users



Hmmn,
 Kind of reminds me of the old joke about  "when I was your age I walked six 
miles to school in the snow, uphill both ways!!!" I'm sure it's absolutely 
possible to track doppler by hand and chase each other up and down the band 
but why? What problem is it that some people seem to have with making things 
easier?
Jeez!!
73,
Michael, W4HIJ
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe" <nss@mwt.net>
To: "Edward Cole" <kl7uw@acsalaska.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 11:51 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: where all the users


> Whatever,
> We did it all the time,  somewewhat like contesting,  multitasking,
> talking, logging, duping, tuning, antenna adjusting,  did it all, all
> the time,  not a biggie, hmmmm?
>
> whatever.
>
> Edward Cole wrote:
>
>> At 08:25 PM 7/18/2008, Dave Guimont wrote:
>>
>>> >Yes puters do make it easyier,  but not tottally absolutely necessary.
>>> >
>>> >in the old days we tracked the birds using  something called math,
>>> >
>>> >Made little paper things with  clear plastic overlays to simulate the
>>> >birds path across the sky,
>>> >
>>> >Doppler?  uhhhh,  we tristed the vfo to keep it in tune,
>>> >
>>> >geeech,
>>> >
>>> >Joe WB9SBD
>>>
>>> Joe,
>>>
>>> I had exactly the same thoughts, but hesitated to say it for fear the
>>> one who made the comment would not understand "twisting a knob"!!!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>             73, Dave, WB6LLO
>>>                 dguimon1@san.rr.com
>>>
>>>                     Disagree: I learn....
>>>
>>>                Pulling for P3E...
>>
>>
>> Yeah, maybe on 435-MHz but try doing that at 1268 or 2400 on the
>> Leos!  Not very easy/practical.  One hand tunes the uplink, other
>> moves azimuth, third the elevation, and fourth keys the mic...fifth
>> keeps the log...uhuh.
>>
>> I find operating ordinary old mode-B or mode-J hard enough and think
>> auto-tracking (at least) is made for the Leos.  For AO-10/13/40 its
>> non-issue, of course, Doppler rates and tracking rates are lower.
>>
>> Ed - KL7UW

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