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RE: Re: AMSAT has a SECRET: why not 10m instead of V b and



I don't belive the ARRL will dump the code though.

de Bill, N4DH

At 08:51 6/5/01 +0100, Trevor M5AKA wrote:
>>From: Tony Langdon <tlangdon@atctraining.com.au>
>>To: "'Matt  VK2DAG'" <vk2dag@bigpond.com>
>>CC: "'amsat-bb@amsat.org'" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>>Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT has a SECRET: why not 10m instead of V 
>>b and
>>Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 15:44:08 +1000
>>
>> > >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!
>> >
>> > Oh please!!!  How many General and above are there outside of the US?
>>
>>Seriously Matt, the equivalent issue for us in VK is that Limiteds wouldn't
>>be able to use a 29 MHz uplink, unless it was FM. It'd be intermediate or
>>full call territory for us here - basically the same issue, different words.
>>:-)
>>
>>As for how important that is, I dunno...
>
>But in a couple of years that'll change, the next WARC will
>ditch the mandatory code requirment for HF. Which will open
>up the HF bands to all the existing VHF/UHF only class licences.
>
>Most of the worlds hams hold VHF/UHF only class licences,
>(Ok I'm excluding Japan where they've had a code free HF licence
>for 35 years). Following the next WARC there will be a surge
>in purchasing of HF Transceivers, a 29MHz downlink would enable
>these people to discover satellite communications.
>
>The development of sats that have Mode A transponders does not
>mean we don't build sats for the microwave bands. We'll loose
>all our microwave allocations unless we can get more activity
>up there.
>What we need to do is develop an effective feeder system to
>get newcomers into sat operation, once they are hooked we'll
>see them move up to using sats on the higher freq bands and
>AMSAT will benefit from the support and dollars that new members
>will bring.
>
>Trevor M5AKA
>
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