During my satellite presentations, I will ask attendees to access their
slide rules as we together derive satellite pass data manually, to graph
each pass on equatorial graph paper …
“What - no one has a slide rule?” I will playfully chide them. “Didn’t the
club president tell you all to have him for the presentation?”
Well, the Puget Sound Repeater Group just floored me: EIGHT SLIDE
RULES were in the audience (three from one person, including a
circular 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 ‘em
via Echolink for a couple days). ARRL Special Service Club …
And very exciting for them: a 89-degree elevation pass of the ISS
this evening during their 9PM Net!
I lost count … I think this was the 144th or 145th show presented. It
is 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 K6LCS
ARRL Affiliate Club Coordinator, registered instructor
(909) 999-SATS - voicemail