Re: Workin' the Crowd


Clint. Thanks for the link to Josh’s Video. Good stuff.
Bill AF7ZA

On Jul 9, 2018, at 11:23 41AM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

A friend videotaped the HamJam and made a great video that you can view at ...

Some malcontent somewhere didn't like my sat demo technique, writing somewhere that I was wearing a headset. 
Correct! Working full duplex is the ideal way to work the FM birds. NOT mandatory, but when it is crazy busy on 
the birds like it is on the weekends, it is nice to know you aren't accidentally stepping on anyone else.

But the caption further stated, “Clint stupidly is working full-duplex with a headset - no one can hear 
the downlink when he wears a headset! What's the point of demonstrating like that?”

Well, check out the attached photo. Look in the background. See the other sat station being held by an attendee?

I had three antenna/radio setups with me - all programmed for the birds - and I always choose an “assistant” from the gathering to use one of them. THEY were tuned in and hearing the downlink just fine, as I planned. No one missed a thing. And by separating ourselves  by that approximately 20 feet, I was not introducing audio feedback in to my transmitted uplink.

Others took more videos showing how easy it is to hold and maneuver an Arrow antenna when you counter-balance it and add an ergonomically correct handle to it. I am sure he will post them soon - for the betterment of sat operators everywhere.

Same guy videotapes successful contacts we made, too. Sure those will be posted quickly, also.

And so it goes ...

PS Picked up THREE more dates for satellite presentations yesterday! One a return visit ... the other two for my first time to their clubs. <IMG_0702.PNG>

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