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RE: Ok, so what's available in Mode A



Mike, if you read more carefully, I believe N8MR's comments you copied here
were quotes of others he used to make a point.  You took him out of context. 
He is agreeing with you. "Transponder" type satellites are a more advantageous
mode of satellite communications.

Regards,
Jerry

At 04:54 PM 1/10/99 +0000, Michael P. Olbrisch wrote:
>       I disagree totally with the statement below!  One listen to the
hash of 
>stations trying to just get a callsign through the mess on AO-27 compared to 
>the multiple "real contacts" of a mode A satellite will prove this.  An FM 
>repeater, orbiting or not, does not provide the opportunity of a 
>transponder... ever.  It has been said that the only way to get a contact on 
>AO-27 is to use enough power and antenna to totally capture the satellite.  
>Not in the spirit of ham radio.  It isn't hard at all to work mode A, even 
>on the busiest passes, there is room enough for 10 QSOs or more.  Now I ask 
>you, which one better serves the needs of the "community"?
>I am not against AO-27 type birds, but not to the exclusion of AO-12/13 
>birds either!  Ask yourself, what would P3D mean to you if it could only 
>support ONE QSO at a time?  Hmm?
>
>
>Vy73,  Mike.  KD9KC.  MARS: AAV6EV
>kd9kc@whc.net    -    kd9kc@amsat.org
>Home  page:   http://www.qsl.net/kd9kc/
>El Paso, where the sun spends the winter.
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From:  Michael Rudzki [SMTP:kf8bex@oeonline.com]
>Sent:  Sunday, January 10, 1999 3:35 PM
>To:    Tim Hynde
>Cc:    amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
>Subject:       Re: [amsat-bb] Ok, so what's available in Mode A
>
>With all the previous postings about our need to have more and more 
>FM repeater satellites, one would have thought that Mode-A satellites are 
>an ancient technology, a thing-of-the-past and that we should look toward 
>the future...to FM repeater satellites
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