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



Hello Phil,
Resistance to changes are normal to human nature, you find it in your daily
working routine, the point is, can you handle it and at what cost.Cost is the 
main point in my opinion.
Regards
Nicolaus Sallay-PP8DA
E-mail : n.sallay@internext.com.br

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Phil Karn" <karn@ka9q.net>
To: <kd9kc@elp.rr.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001 1:42 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AMSAT has a SECRET: why not 10m instead of V band


> >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?
> 
> Perhaps it's because ham radio is dominated by old farts unwilling to
> entertain new ideas. People who stubbornly insist on modes of
> operation that are seen as inefficient and anachronistic by
> prospective newcomers already familiar with personal computers, the
> Internet, cable modems, digital cell phones and open-source software.
> 
> Years ago I started to say that everything that was ever interesting
> about ham radio has been subsumed by the Internet. Perhaps I was
> exaggerating a bit. But not much. ANd less as time goes by.
> 
> Phil
> 
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