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Re: involving more hams in sat's


I noticed at the end of your email you give your grid location.  How does 
one figure out what grid location he or she is at?

Because there has been a lot of APRS activity lately, responding to the 
'list' might be a good idea, to let others know too.



On Wed, 22 Apr 1998, Ryan Dorman wrote:

> In response to a recent posting about the percentage of hams capable of
> accessing sat's, I have to ask where you get your figures from? just
> because your a ham doesn't mean you own a tnc, 90%
>  of the hams I know own 2m rigs of one form or the other, and only 25%
> of them own a tnc.
> I would say that a 1200baud pacsat is a good method of boosting interest
> in sat's but the figure of
>  90% accessibility worldwide is highly optimistic, if you want to build
> a satellite with accessibility to75% or more of the hams worldwide I
> would suggest a 2m repeater instead of packet.
> Realize that there is a large group of us that got into ham for the
> voice dx, not data transmission.
> --
> KC7YPJ, Ryan Dorman
> QTH: Victor ID, grid# DN431c
> ICQ #3834602
> kc7ypj@pdt.net
> http://www.geocities.com/Baja/Dunes/5496