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Re: Another view



It is ham radio as much as linked terrestrial repeaters are. The ARRL had to
modify DXCC rules to allow satellites (they are repeaters) in the first
place. If they supported this program, they would probably modify the rules
again.

John
KD6OZH

----- Original Message -----
From: <sco@sco-inc.com>
To: "John Stephensen, KD6OZH" <kd6ozh@AMSAT.Org>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, 24 December 2000 13:41 UTC
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Another view


> At 05:06 AM 12/24/2000 , you wrote:
> >Hi Phil,
> >
> >I didn't realize that you were thinking of a constellation of LEOs. I
agree
> >and this is very feasible with interconnected ground stations for
relaying.
> >The Internet provides a low cost way to do this in the most heavily
> >populated parts of the world. The launch costs are also spread out so
that
> >they are more easily affordable by AMSAT. In addition, it doesn't
> >shortchange the Australians.
>
> if we link the sats via the internet what difference would there be if we
> just picked up the phone and called a ham in a rare location and asked for
> his QSL card?  Is that really ham radio?  It certainly is not a direct
> contact over the air.  I doubt it would be a legal QSO for awards.
>
> W4SCO
>

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