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RE: AMSAT has a SECRET!



Right onb Laura....Right ON!   Cliff K7RR

On Fri, 1 Jun 2001, laura halliday wrote:

> Michael P. Olbrisch <kd9kc@elp.rr.com> wrote:
> 
> >Dunno... I don't have any microwave equipment, nor can I
> >afford it just now.  I am not retired or independently wealthy.
> >Neither are the three other hams and teens that are interested
> >in starting on satellites.  You got your P3D, now you want to
> >cut out the beginners?  AO-40 is nothing more than a gross
> >disappointment to the majority of hams I know. The promise
> >of easy simple satellite communications went out the window
> >with the disaster.
> 
> Reality check: if you can't afford a cheap MMDS downconverter,
> or one of the nice downconverter kits, how can you possibly
> afford to be on the Internet, with all the costs that
> involves?
> 
> A question back to you: just how much are you prepared to
> spend? Especially in light of the reported success with
> all kinds of equipment at 2.4 GHz? This is a disaster?
> 
> >of a dwindling elitist group of operators who like an extra
> >class licensee have theirs and do not want anyone else up
> >there with them.  Too many eggs in one basket I guess.
> >
> > >and AMSAT-NA should make that choice. Time to bury this
> > > insistance from the US for V/U links on P3 type satellite.
> >
> >And build a satellite for a few operators that can afford the
> >equipment at the loss to the rest of the amateur community.
> >Makes sense to me.
> 
> Your post makes no sense. Please reacquaint yourself
> with reality. It's rather nice...and remarkably cheap.
> 
> Laura Halliday VE7LDH     "Que les nuages soient notre
> Grid: CN89mg                     pied a terre..."
> ICBM: 49 15.042 N 122 59.053 W       - Hospital/Shafte
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