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



The only elmers I have had since getting involved with AMSAT and the
satellites is everyone on amsat-bb and a few good books on the subject.
With that and a whole lot of desire, I currently have Mode S and soon Mode L
capability.  Some of it home-made (of which I am quite proud) and some of it
not.

IMHO anything is as accessible as you want it to be.

Kevin Smith
N3HKQ


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Langdon" <tlangdon@atctraining.com.au>
To: "'laura halliday'" <marsgal42@hotmail.com>
Cc: "'amsat-bb@amsat.org'" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 20:57 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT has a SECRET: why not 10m instead of V b
and


> >
> > >Agreed. The new bands are where it's at, but people need
> > >to have an accessible starting point into the hobby. In
> > >time, new technologies will make the microwave bands more
> > >accessible for beginners, but that's a while off.
> >
> > To a first approximation, all hams are beginners at
> > microwaves, and the results on AO-40 so far suggest
> > that microwave operation is pretty accessible.
> >
> > Just how much more accessible does it need to be?
>
> A lot will be looking for off the shelf converters that can be bolted to
an
> off the shelf antenna.  There may be solutions over there, but here the
> answer at this stage is homebrew or hacking things like MMDS converters.
> Good fun, but not everyone's cup of tea.
>
> I don't consider "something available from overseas mail order" as
> particularly accessible, unless it's widely known at least among the local
> Elmers.
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