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Re: Re: Newbies! Hard-Sats destroy AMSAT.



Key word here is STRONG DOWN LINK.   Give the Illegal station
something to listen to......

de mike


----- Original Message -----
From: "Vince R." <vincesr@ij.net>
To: "Trevor" <m5aka@yahoo.co.uk>; "Yoshihiro Imaishi"
<imaishi@aa.mbn.or.jp>; "AMSAT-bb" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 6:24 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Newbies! Hard-Sats destroy AMSAT.


>
> > The presence of illegal stations in our bands
> > is perhaps an indication that we need many more
> > satellites producing strong downlinks in the sat-bands.
> > Sadly of course some countries do not even permit
> > Ham operation on 70cm.
> >
>
> This would be a losing battle because of a thing called the
inverse
> square law and the fact that terrestrial stations have virtually
> unlimited power for their transmitters. The distances involved
and the
> power levels available from amateur sats could never compete
with an HT
> at 5w a mile away. Legislation and enforcement is the only way
to
> protect weak signal bands. I do agree that usage is a key factor
in
> getting and keeping the appropriate legislation.
>
> BTW, in the 40 years I've been a ham we have never succeeded in
running
> the pirates and commercial broadcasters off of 40 meters... even
running
> legal limits. I doubt that the strategy will work on VHF/UHF
either.
>
> Kd7ai
>
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