…still got my Pickett N-500-ES. It’s on the office windowsill along with my abacus and Univac 1108 assembler code card. Miniature museum of computing. Also, somewhere, I have a couple of circular slide rules. A case of miniaturization. Moore’s Law *NOT*. :-) 73,Ray KN2K
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On Sunday, May 15, 2022, 1:05 PM, Bob Liddy (K8BL) [email protected] wrote:
I found mine from xx-years ago and IT STILL WORKS!! de Bob K8BL
On Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:39:01 PM EDT, Jim Sanford [email protected] wrote:
Just located mine: In my U. S. Naval Academy issued navigation kit: 1972!!
On 5/14/2022 23:58, George Henry wrote:
My son-in-law has a fully functional SIX FOOT slide rule...
On 5/14/2022 6:59 PM, Greg D wrote:
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 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 AMSAT Ambassador ARRL Affiliate Club Coordinator, registered instructor (909) 999-SATS - voicemail
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