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Re: AMSAT has a SECRET: why not 10m instead of V band



Because most hams General and above would resent those
who have not study for those band to get on them, I am
one of them!




--- Dick Clark <rclark5@tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
> 
> ----- Original Message(S)-----
> Cut and snipped alot.... sorry.
> > >> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AMSAT has a SECRET: why
> not 10m instead of V
> > >> band (S)
> > >My point exactly!  You can build them for the few
> who
> > >have the time-money-knowledge to get there, of
> you can
> > >build them for everyone.  I thought I knew which
> way
> > >AMSAT wanted to go, promoting satellite to
> everyone.
> >>  Guess my expectations were too high....
> > >
> > >If the BOD and users want 1.2, 2.4, and even 10.5
> GHz
> > >systems, you will get them.  And most likely you
> will
> > >cease to recruit new members.  Probably lose a
> few
> > >old operators too.  This is an old story.  Seen
> it on
> > >HF in my early days.  Seen it with VHF repeaters,
> and
> > >now on satellites.  Why is it that the mean age
> of a
> > >ham is so old now?
> >
> > Mike,
> >
> > You are entitled to your opinion, but I disagree.
> > I would suggest the "real" reason folks bail from
> ham radio isn't cost
> > {normally}, it is either rude operators, or loss
> of interest {nothing new
> > happening}.  How many 2m-HT hams quit after a
> couple years? WELL
> satellites
> > are NEW and HAPPENING.
> >
> > You know there are several exisiting Leo-FM
> satellites up, and there have
> > been plenty RS mode-A/K/T satellites
> >I would guess mis-perception IS!  {it costs too
> much/its too hard}
> >
> > After fighting the FM-sat pile-ups for awhile,
> hams want a better
> > system...one that provides opportunity for working
> DX regularly and a
> > normal conversation can be had.  The phase-3
> linear transponder sats
> > provide this.
> 
> I'm Very new to AMSAT..  infact I joined just prior
> to getting my license
> (US Tech.)
> in June of last year due primarily to the fact that
> my elmer is a bird
> watcher(AA4MD).
> I've Amsat boothed at 4 major hamfests in FLA and
> provided Sat "excitement"
> for
> all 4.
> 
> I've spouted off about schools and getting kids
> involved prior to this and
> excuse me for
> ranting again...  (I'm usually a "lurker" and
> learner from most of you that
> I admire, in your
> tearing apart over the internet of converters and
> rigs and adapting them for
> you own use.)
> You remind me at times of Capt Nemo and the Nautalus
> with its marvels.
> 
> The question I have... Is...
> 
> IF AO-40 was complete and whole... ALL the Marvelous
> modes working... Would
> it not
> be the Defacto PERFECT Am. Sat?
> 
> Is it anyone's fault (other than a plug failed to be
> pulled) that it would
> have met EVERYONES
> modes and workability?  (human error, if indeed
> thats what happened?)
> 
> Was it not designed to meet all/everyone's
> needs/wants?
> 
> I cannot understand the bickering and complaining
> about a project that in
> its apparent failure is so successful.  I would like
> the "perhaps a NA run
> project would be better than a DL one..." have an
> appoligy or retaction...
> 
> In summary... the orbit is poor, the squint is poor,
> I cant find it... Etc.
> I feel is poor sportsmanship.  You have a Fox... 
> You know exactaly where it
> is...
> You know its Freq and dopler... You mission if you
> choose to accept it...
> 
> Join us who are not pointing fingers... and Enjoying
> the marvels this
> bird has to offer...
> 
> Just my US $.02...  I felt I had to rant again.
> sorry for the bandwidth.
> 
> Rich Clark
> 
> 
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