My son-in-law has a fully functional SIX FOOT slide rule...
I used a slide rule when taking the Advanced license test. Passed with flying colors. Still have it, and it still works.
On May 14, 2022 3:18:24 PM PDT, Clint Bradford via AMSAT-BB <[email protected]> wrote:During my satellite presentations, I will ask attendees to access theirslide rules as we together derive satellite pass data manually, to grapheach pass on equatorial graph paper …
“What - no one has a slide rule?” I will playfully chide them. “Didn’t theclub president tell you all to have him for the presentation?”
Well, the Puget Sound Repeater Group just floored me: EIGHT SLIDERULES were in the audience (three from one person, including acircular one and I recognized another as a Pickett Vector Model 300 -in its original leather case)!
A wonderful club. Sixty-two total years of supporting their region.Multiple daily nets that are well-attended (I know - I monitored ‘emvia Echolink for a couple days). ARRL Special Service Club …
And very exciting for them: a 89-degree elevation pass of the ISSthis evening during their 9PM Net!
I lost count … I think this was the 144th or 145th show presented. Itis not getting old … as long as clubs want to know how to work the"easy” satellites, AMSAT will get the information to them!
Clint Bradford K6LCSAMSAT AmbassadorARRL Affiliate Club Coordinator, registered instructor(909) 999-SATS - voicemail