[amsat-bb] Topic Change -- Now FM Rule -- was -- RE: N8HM Field Day Report - 1B MDC -- Topic Change FM Rule
cwo4mann at comcast.net
Tue Jun 28 21:57:29 UTC 2016
I agree with Paul, I would add the adage to RTFM. I don't intend to insult or demean anyone, but before we transmit we should be very familiar with our assets. In my case, I have printed out loads of FAQs and relevant pages on each of the birds. I have them in a ring binder with separators, protected by plastic page protectors. If I want to know about AO-7, I just open to that section (now with some 50+ pages), for example.
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> On Jun 28, 2016, at 16:21, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> The AMSAT web site is kept up to date with current information on a
> regular basis, but those old pages do contain important archival
> information and it wouldn't be right to just delete it. There is a
> massive amount of information useful for those doing historical
> research in those files. I have used that document and many others on
> numerous occasions.
> From the AMSAT home page, the 'Satellite Info' tab contains links to
> plenty of current and accurate information. This page contains all you
> need to know: http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=177
> We are always looking for people to help with the web site. If you
> have some specific suggestions in mind, please email me.
> Paul, N8HM
>> On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 5:02 PM, Peter Laws <plaws0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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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