I'm often on the early morning passes of SO-50 and there are many times that I call CQ for the entire pass and don't hear any other stations. Not ALL of them are crowded ALL of the time. We shouldn't try to discourage newcomers...someday they might join AMSAT and donate money for P3E!
... gud luck FM birds are very over crowded. SSB birds would be alot better I hope you told them what to expect ...
I live in the most populous region of the U.S.' most populous state, and have never had a problem demo'ing in front of audiences.
Of course it is busy on the "prime time" passes. That's why they exist - for us to use them.
I hope your comment was just tongue-in-cheek ... (grin)
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