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Re: Newbies! Hard-Sats destroy AMSAT.



It sounds like the root of the problem is that the currently available $1500
VHF/UHF satellite transceivers are too expensive and we need simpler ground
station equipment.

73,

John
KD6OZH

----- Original Message -----
From: "Trevor" <m5aka@yahoo.co.uk>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>; "Jens H. Jensen" <topcat@mail1.stofanet.dk>;
"Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL" <vlfiscus@mcn.net>
Sent: Friday, 08 June 2001 22:53 UTC
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Newbies! Hard-Sats destroy AMSAT.


> Having only hard to use satellites means:
> - only the dedicated few use them
> - there are very few people to actually work on the sats
> - AMSAT membership plunges
> - there is no money to build new satellites
> - AMSAT ceases to exist
>
> User friendly satellites (Mode A/B linear transponders) means:
> - lots of hams become interested in satellites
> - they LEARN by getting on the sats and improving their skills
> - there are lots of hams to work even on the microwave sats
>   as the newcomers work their way up
> - AMSAT membership rises
> - theres lots more money available to fund new sats
> - AMSAT has a bright future
>
> I actually regard UO-14 and the other FM sats as hard to use
> since they only have a single channel. Over populated
> areas you need a high power station in order to grab
> the channel.
>
> Trevor M5AKA
>
> --- "Jens H. Jensen" <topcat@mail1.stofanet.dk> wrote: > At
> 23:14 07-06-2001, you wrote:
> >
> > >ISS, UO-14, Lots of whining.
> >
> > Easy to use, therefore crowded, whining as a result, since
> > "easy" can, by
> > definition, never get easy ENOUGH!. What these people really
> > want is a
> > chatroom with supportstaff :-((
> >
> > Easy sats also encourage new hams with less experience and
> > commitment than
> > really required.
> > Same as other "easy" stuff in the rest of society, come to
> > think of it....
> >
> > >AO-40, Hardly no whining.
> >
> > Hardly has the userbase of the two others, and requires an
> > effort to get
> > on. Once you've made that effort, you are not likely to be
> > the easy-whining
> > type.
> >
> > Different type sats, different type mentality.
> >
> > Good reasoning, Vince!
> >
> > 73 de OZ1LRG
> >
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