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Re: Re: Best wishes to the new "FM birds"(was:Thoughtson future "FM birds" )



Jon:

You are more than welcome to join us on the FM birds.  I criticized 2 meter
FM when we were running 2 meter AM in the late 1960's, but no one has asked
me to leave the repeaters (at least not for that reason!)

73,
Dennis C. Morris
WA4ZJJ
----- Original Message -----
From: Jon Ogden <na9d@mindspring.com>
To: Randolph Kohlwey <kohlwey@xmission.com>; <amsat-BB@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2000 7:55 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Best wishes to the new "FM birds"(was:Thoughtson
future "FM birds" )


> on 8/18/00 2:49 AM, Randolph Kohlwey at kohlwey@xmission.com wrote:
>
> > I wish the new FM Sats to be launched next week a good flight!  I thank
their
> > creators for all of the time and energy that was spent into getting them
to
> > this
> > point and for the many more hours it will take to get them up and
running.
>
> Randy,
>
> Would it surprise you to say that I second that?  I hope they do well too.
> I think they will be welcome additions.
>
> I suppose I can't use FM birds any more since I've railed against them!
:-)
>
> I think they have their place.  I think they have their usefulness both
for
> those who build them and for those who cut their teeth on them, etc.  I
just
> think that too many people think that they are the end all and be all of
> satellite operation and that you can't have a more worthwhile experience
on
> the birds than operating FM.  I just would like to see more focus on SSB
out
> there as well.
>
> 73,
>
> Jon
> NA9D
>
> ps: Is JAWSAT working?  You alluded to it before.
>
> -------------------------------------
> Jon Ogden
> NA9D (ex: KE9NA)
>
> Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA
>
> http://www.qsl.net/ke9na
>
> "A life lived in fear is a life half lived."
>
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