Friday Fun Poll 6/20

which satellite is harder for you to remember to say

  • G18 instead of G10

    Votes: 8 26.7%
  • H2 instead of SBS6

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • neither...I already use the new names

    Votes: 4 13.3%
  • both...I hate change

    Votes: 18 60.0%

  • Total voters
    30
  • Poll closed .
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Mr Tony

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almost forgot about the FFP....I guess when you're unemployed the days run together ;)

Easy one this week.....with satellites changing their names all the time recently which one is harder for you to remember to say

G18 instead of G10
H2 instead of SBS6
neither...I already use the new names
both...I hate change
 
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Mr Tony

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both...I hate change

heck, throw in the G2X ones...I still have been known to say IA6 & IA5 :)
 
TRG

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I prefer using orbital location so I voted "both...I hate change".
 
rv1pop

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I'm with TRG... The names do not mean much to me. Give me an address and I'll drive right to it! That's why I want you to say 87 degrees AMC3 or whatever the name is. G10R , G17 or G18; well that one doesn't have a satellite name -- that's RTN!
 
Pepper

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To heck with those, I still refer to 97W as "IA5"
 
voomvoom

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Nothing easy about this pole, for there is no perfect/absolute remedy.....?
You just have to accept it.....

Oh...... and I voted for "both...I hate change"


and Pepper
"To heck with those, I still refer to 97W as "IA5""
I still call it T5........
 
brentb636

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I hate to be a "me too" guy, but I HATE CHANGE ! I tend to use orbital locations, and then my mind processes what the name probably is .
:)
 
iafirebuff

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I will prolly always refer to them as they were when I first installed my dish 2 years ago :)
 
Anole

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orbit this !

I'm too stupid to manage another unnecessary layer of obfuscation. - :rolleyes:
You know, I think it's all the fault of those 4DTVers... - :eek:

But, the orbital locations do not change from year to year, . . . nor decade to decade. - :D
 
Tron

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G-10R to G-18...

I usually refer to satellites by orbital position, but for some reason, G-10R was an exception... So that change is messing with me now ;)
 
Corrado

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I'm one of those 4DTVers :rolleyes: that keeps thinking in terms of the names like W5 instead of AMC18. Which is just a carry over from the analog days. So that gives me 3 things to remember about each satellite and then they change it.
 
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