Clint K6LCS,

Please emphasize proper Amateur Operating Procedures so that the chaos
and mayhem that is experienced daily on the FM Satellites can, hopefully,
be abated. This needs to be stressed for new users. Please have them visualize
an FM Repeater in the sky and how only one user at a time can operate
through its ONE Channel. One must allow an existing QSO to be completed
before someone tries to begin another one. Try to keep transmissions short.
Use phonetics since many letters sound like others.

TNX/73,   Bob  K8BL

On Sunday, August 22, 2021, 04:03:14 PM EDT, Clint Bradford via AMSAT-BB <[email protected]> wrote:

Q. Do you publish a recording of your satellite presentation?

A. There are a few videos of my presentation out there ... on convention or club sites. But there's a couple of reasons I do not publish one myself …

1. Each of my shows is very-much-personalized for its audience. There are 15-19 "sldes" that are audience-specific that get changed. It would just be weird to have you listen to club-specific information for someone else's club!

2. Like books on many topics, once they are published, they are outdated. And so are these satellite presentations. Timely information I give tonight regarding ISS operations and "current status" of some satellites will change and might  NOT be current next week - as life goes on.

SO ... As you cruise the 'Net for satellite information, make sure the sites you bookmark respect you enough to DATE THEIR INFORMATION! A Scout leader called me up a couple years ago after a Field Day, and was irritated that he was not able to work AO-51 for his large gathering. He had cruised the 'Net and found "Easy Sats to Work!" info for AO-51 - and set up his equipment for AO-51. Well, AO-51 passed away / ceased operating 11/29/2011. But that Web site he used didn't tell its visitors that: It was a OLD article, current when it was originally published …

Clint Bradford K6LCS
AMSAT Ambassador, ARRL registered instructor
(909) 999-SATS (7287)


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