... I guess every place has its disasters. Out here in the Sierra Nevada foothills in California we have wild fires to keep us busy, not to mention that theMessage 1 of 34 , Oct 28, 2012View SourceOn Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 10:54 AM, James Ewen <ve6srv@...> wrote:
On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 9:46 AM, Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)
> On 10/28/2012 11:17 AM, Steve Daniels wrote:
> And as James said launches are not hard, although for Lynn he would
> most likely lose the payload, unless it floats and he has a boat.
> That's what I meant by "we don't all have access". In my early days of
> APRS I watched balloon flight that was launched on the west coast of
> Florida, come past my QTH about 1 mile to the north, and proceed to
> splash down about 5 miles offshore.
> Yes, payload recovery for a Florida peninsula-based launch is iffy at best.
I can't help it if people make poor decisions about where they choose
to live. Why anyone would choose to live just a few feet above sea
level in an area where hurricanes are common place is just silly! 8)
You don't have to launch a HAB flight from Florida... you can always
drive to an area more conducive to recovery options. You can also work
on the Trans-Atlantic crossing flights as as well... Ron K6RPT didn't
let a little bitty thing like the North American continent stand in
his way when doing a Trans-Atlantic HAB flight!
I don't have access to whale watching where I live, but I can gain
access to the activity. Yes, some areas are more conducive to certain
activities over others, but you can't hide behind that excuse forever!
I guess every place has its disasters. Out here in the Sierra Nevada foothills in California we have wild fires to keep us busy, not to mention that the term "Terra Firma" is only a suggestion. The central US is Tornado Alley, and you have ice storms in the north east. And if Mother Nature isn't doing enough to kill us all, the criminals will finish the job.
Likewise, every place has it's personnality, both Ham Radio and otherwise. Out West, we rarely get the joys of E-skip, but do on occasion get a duct to Hawaii. The one thing that's not fair (but we'll take it) is that we usually get first crack at any manned spacecraft (ISS, Shuttle, Mir), before the pileups from the mid-west make them unusable. Sorry, but that's the way the Earth spins.
Think I will be sticking to an Airbus plane when I board one next, not great when your pilots leave the aircraft early Steve Daniels G6UIM Torbay FreecycleMessage 34 of 34 , Nov 17, 2012View Source
Think I will be sticking to an Airbus plane when I board one next, not great when your pilots leave the aircraft early
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isnt that the second time that happened? i think y'all need stronger
glue to hold the nose on :|