[amsat-bb] Southern CA Satellite Presentations

Michael Mat_62 at charter.net
Tue Jun 28 01:04:54 UTC 2016

I could care less whether you have ever uttered it or not in one of your 
live presentations.  It is printed in black and white in your handout. 
You just quoted it yourself. The minute you typed that phrase and began 
giving out handouts or telling people to print it out you became guilty 
of spreading ignorance as far as satellite operation is concerned. You 
are leading newbie sat operators down a path they should not be on. If 
one does not have the means to hear their own signal coming back from 
the bird so as to insure they are "making it there" then they should not 
be on the satellites. End of story.
Michael, W4HIJ
On 6/26/2016 11:37 PM, Clint Bradford wrote:
>>> ... you would quit telling people that full duplex is "not mandatory" for working sats.
> You've never attended one of my sat sessions. I have never uttered the sentence to groups,
> "It is not mandatory to work full-duplex. - PERIOD." My standard mantra for the easy FM birds
>   is all over the place:
> "Ideally, we should be working the satellites in full duplex mode, where we can
> simultaneously listen to the downlink as we are transmitting. Although this
> method is preferred, it is not mandatory: Carefully monitor the downlink, and
> wait for a break in the conversations to announce yourself."
> People you might be hearing stepping on others are not following those instructions.
> And all my audiences are very graphically shown and told the reasons why working full-
> duplex is preferable.
> I didn't work full-duplex when speaking with Commander Wiseman - who was aboard
> the ISS at the time during Field Day 2014.
> If you haven't already given a presentation to your club on working the easy birds,
> I am available. Just send me an email message.
> Clint Bradford K6LCS
> (909) 999-SATS
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