jjensen wrote: > Brook, as I read your comments below, two of your points stand out that are > of significance in this discussion... You mention that "Like many new > hams, I had limited resources..." > You also mention that HF operators are attracted to the RS birds... OK, you > didn't put it quite that nicely, but that's the substance of it. Both are > excellent reasons to continue supporting Mode A's and the like. We need > the support that these types of operations generate. > > I too enjoy satellite operation due in part to the calibre of ham that can > be found on the birds. This because a certain amount of expertise is > required to operate via satellite. But to support the more "exotic" forms > of satellite communication, we need to keep the "rank and file" interested. Yeah, I keep hearing this. I'm a pre-wanna-be, I'd say, and I'm on HF -- never used sats. Anyway, part of the problem with HF SSB is that some guys have a few too many drinks before going on the air. I wonder if all that satellite tracking and doppler business is the ham radio equivalent of touching your nose with your fingers. ... Btw, I don't understand how R2/12 interferes with Oscar 10? I thought Oscar 10 was 2 meters downlink? I'd think you'd have have a neighbor talking into RS/12 -- which isn't that likely, is it?