[amsat-bb] Topic Change -- Now FM Rule -- was -- RE: N8HM Field Day Report - 1B MDC -- Topic Change FM Rule

Peter Laws plaws0 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 21:02:39 UTC 2016

On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 4:58 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> . This brings me back to my original point, if
> people can't be bothered to check which satellites are active,

Google "amsat mode a".  First hit here (YMMV!) is "Amateur Satellite
FAQ - Amsat" at http://www.amsat.org/amsat/intro/sats_faq.html

It's a document that describes all the great stuff you can work, like
MIR and OSCAR-21 and AO-13.  Go ahead and get a copy from the Clear
Skies BBS - the number is listed!  That FAQ is old enough to legally
consume alcohol in all 50 states, BTW, having turned 21 at the end of
last year.

That's hardly the only instance of obsolete info on the AMSAT website.
When I google "what ham satellites are working?" the first AMSAT hit I
get is "Working your first Amateur Satellite!" by VK3JED
(http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/information/faqs/langdon.php).  I'm
sure it was quite accurate when it was written, which was apparently
around the time SUNSAT was was launched.  That page is now eligible to
hold a driver's license in most states.

So let's not be too hard on random people trying to find information.

And yes, taking a cue from the "Volunteer For AMSAT" page, please sign
me up for "Web site information maintenance".


Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!

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