AO-7 here shows off to prove that satellite cleanroom manufacturing is for *wimps.*
Oscar 7 has been flying around bouncing #hamradio transmissions in 5 ways since 1974, the same year as poor old Skylab went kablooie.
Bunnysuits? We don’t need no stinking bunnysuits.
“Marconi spins in his grave every time a ham buys an aerial instead of building it.”
I’ve tried to live by this, at least for HF antennas and beam antennas. But aside from awkwardly mounted J poles and such, I can’t think of a good DIY route for mobile whips aside from hacking down on old CB antennas (which I’ve done). Any ideas or favourite solutions, #hamradio ?
The $4 Antenna is a classic #hamradio manifesto urging a DIY and low cost attitude at least toward antenna experimentation, design, and implementation. This sort of information saves new hams a lot of worry and hassle when confronted with rich kid syndrome.
Vertrauen is the stately flagship #bbs for the Synchronet bbs server.
Joy upon joy, they provide direct #Gopher access to many of the goodies on offer, including real time DOVE-net, Fidonet, and fsxnet boards.
I was pleased to discover these fora rather active, and with #hamradio discussions.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko