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Re: Ragchew on LEO FM birds



on 8/18/00 8:06 PM, Margaret Leber (KB3DXS) at maggie@voicenet.com wrote:

> That depends *how* it is used. For someone to use *their* station to dominate
> a
> busy satellite station that *isn't* "at their disposal", just because they
> *can*, is the ethical issue I was talking about. I was not referring to anyone
> in particular; however I encourage those whom the shoe fits to wear it.
> 
> The available spectrum--as well as satellite stations lofted for *everyone's*
> use--don't become anyone's property by virtue of the earth station they build.
> Allocated spectrum and the sats are still *shared* resources, and recognizing
> that isn't socialism.

OK.  We'll agree on that!  Yes, to build a high ERP station and then to
expect that the bird is YOURS just because you can monopolize it is
unethical.  I will agree with you.

Thank you for clarifying your point.

73,

Jon
NA9D

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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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