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Re: AO-27/UO-14

Hamish Moffatt <hamish@cloud.net.au> wrote:

>Just because you can make contacts on FM satellites doesn't mean
>they aren't flawed. There are plenty of flawed systems which can
>be made to work. Did you see the article in QST about the lightbulb
>antenna system? You can make contacts on it if signals are strong
>enough, but that doesn't mean it's not flawed.


People can and do make contacts on FM satellites.
They work. I never denied that.

The question is, do they work well enough to justify
the cost of building and launching more? Satellites
are expensive toys.

The level of hostility over this speaks volumes...

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