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my $.002 worth



Why would anyone want anything less than a AO-40 class type of amateur
satellite?

1. those who are not in favor of this type of satellite must have never had
the chance to work AO-13, AO-10, AO-40. what would you prefer a 10 to 15
minute window and talk state side if you are in the mid west, or a 10 to 15
hour window and talk to the world.

2. LEO's are fun, but more LEO's are not the answer. the current LEO's that
we now have are not used enough as it is, many times on the FO-birds there
is nobody to be found to work. and more fm class birds will not help lighten
up the load for AO-27, UO-14 it will just give thoughs who bitch, more to
bitch about because they still think that there should not be any grid
hunters on the satellites or you should not be able to say Hi to you friends
as many time as you want to every day on one or two passes.

3. yes perhaps it does cost more money to get set up to work a AO-40 class
of satellite but hay who said this was a cheap hobby anyway.

4. what ever it is that you want out of amateur radio in general, depends on
what you are willing to put into it, time, money, work. ect.

5. nothing compairs being able to work the world.

Have worked the following satellites sence 1993.
AO-40
AO-13
AO-10
FO-20
FO-29
RS10
RS-15
RS-12/13
AO-27
UO-14
SO-35
MIR MIR/R
SHUTTLE (PACKET)
KO-23
KO-25
UO-22
TO-31

Greg Wycoff
NØZHE EM17ej Ks.



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