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Astroboffins may have raged at Elon's emissions staining the sky, but all those satellites will be more boon than bother

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Junk Facts

Not only do people with astronomy experience above have issue with the astronomy facts in this piece but...

> Amateur radio satellites swarm the skies, offering access to anyone who can pass a simple exam and stump up 30 quid for a cheap Chinese walkie-talkie.

You have some very, very strange ideas about the cost of amateur radio kit. Try multiplying that £30 by 20 or more for the radio itself then add another £100 - £200 for a decent antenna, don't forget quality RF cable, fittings, etc and you'll be lucky to get change out of a grand.

And while I found the exam simple not everyone can follow both the electronics and the legal requirements that are part of it. So add in the cost of a course somewhere like nightschool as well as the cost of the exam itself.

You're only out by a factor of 35x or so.

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