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Re: big birds are important



You only have to count the number of postings on this BB NOW after AO-40 was
launched to before, i.e. after AO-13 died, ... to see that high orbit long
pass birds are what gets users out of the woodwork!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Wycoff" <GREGWYCOFF@havilandtelco.com>
To: "amsat" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 9:42 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] big birds are important


> I bet we lost more satellite operators when AO-13 went down then what we
> have operating on the satellites today, so the big birds are a very
> important part of AMSAT. besides what is so hard about operating a (AO-40
> class satellite) just do it on the simple side (KISS) (keep it simple
> stupid) like most hams I myself did not get there over night, but trough
> trial and error and a little work. but the payoff is well worth the wait.
>
> Have worked the following satellites sence 1993.
> AO-40
> AO-13
> AO-10
> FO-20
> FO-29
> RS10
> RS-15
> RS-12/13
> AO-27
> UO-14
> SO-35
> MIR MIR/R
> SHUTTLE (PACKET)
> KO-23
> KO-25
> UO-22
> TO-31
> AO-21 (SWL)
>
> A prode AMSAT member, I will continue to support all our great AMSAT teams
> world wide. keep up the good work.
> Greg Wycoff
> NØZHE EM17ej Ks.
>
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> http://www.havilandtelco.com/homepages/GREGWYCOFF
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