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Re: Use your fair share

I think you missed Bruce's point.  He didn't say he DID make contacts with 
30 people in a single pass he said you COULD.  My guess is that where he is 
coming from is that he has spent too much time listening to AO-10 passes 
where his downlink signal was very loud, but there was no one to talk 
to.  I may be putting words in his mouth, here, but I think he's saying he 
prefers the FM birds because he can always count on finding activity there.

Assuming Phase 3D becomes operational, it will be interesting to see how 
this all changes in a year or so. There are a lot of AMSAT members out 
there that too new to remember high altitude satellites that worked 
reasonably well.   I suspect that I'm not the only one that is mostly off 
the birds because he finds LEO satellites boring and AO-10 empty.

At 07:19 AM 10/11/00 -0500, you wrote:
>*** Bruce Paige wrote:
>>why do i like uo-14, so-35 and ao-27? why are they my favorite satellites?
>>name any other amateur satellite that you can make a contact with 30 
>>people in a single 15 minute pass?
>You should be ashamed to admit this.  Don't you hear
>the newbies frustated at not being able to make contacts
>because some people hog the satellite?   There are no
>novice bands for them to learn satellite operating skills so
>with people like you turning the satellites into a perpetual
>contest they just give up.
>Do you really think its fair for you to use 20% of the
>satellite time ?
>Reggie Gleesen
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