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Re: Starshine, PCsat etc



Keep calm guys! I think that PCSAT team has posted these "conditions of
operation" to work via PCSAT efficiently with the best intentions (not to
force us to follow "strictly" a few rules).
Just my opinion...

Best 73s to all,
Pedro, EB4DKA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Timothy Vermette" <tvermette@sk.sympatico.ca>
To: <RMckni8527@aol.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Starshine, PCsat etc


> I like this part..
>
> "If you accept the conditions of operation for PCsat, please sign this
> document and post it in your primary wallpaper location."
>
> Yep... right on the same roll of wall paper I use to wipe myself with. :)
>
> What a crock this is. I operate under the regs in my country and my
country
> only. I dont recall anywhere that I have to sign a thing to use anything..
> As long as I follow the rules I can do anything I feel like. Should this
be
> a problem with these new sats.. then they can shut them down. Geeze this
> sounds almost as bad as that swatch crap from years past.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <RMckni8527@aol.com>
> To: <Jean-Louis.RAULT@fr.thalesgroup.com>
> Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 2:01 AM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Starshine, PCsat etc
>
>
> > In a message dated 10/4/01 12:35:40 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> > Jean-Louis.RAULT@fr.thalesgroup.com writes:
> >
> > >
> > >  As any satellite transmitting on ham frequencies, STARSHINE 3
certainly
> > >  works in accordance with the following rule:
> > >  "Plain Language. The amateur-satellite service, by its nature,
involves
> > >  stations of more than one country. International communication
between
> > >  amateur stations in different countries must be in plain language.
[See
> RR
> > >  S25.2.] The plain language requirement includes telemetry and data
> > exchanged
> > >  between users.
> > >  To meet the plain language requirement, technical descriptions of all
> > >  emissions, codes, and formats must be made publicly available."
> > >
> > >  For more details, see "IARU/AMSAT INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE OWNERS
> AND
> > >  OPERATORS OF SATELLITES UTILIZING FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO THE
> > >  AMATEUR-SATELLITE SERVICE" on
> > http://www.iaru.org/satellite/prospective.html
> > >
> > >
> > >  Cheers
> > >
> > >  Jean-Louis F6AGR
> >
> > I agree - the recent launch of PCsat has similar concerns.  They have
> > published a "User Agreement" that intends to stipulate operating
> restrictions
> > on users around the world.  It directly contradicts IARU principals and
> the
> > spirit of the Amateur Satellite Service and imposes demands on users
that
> > limit free experimentation.  It is unenforceable, yet many hams have no
> clear
> > understanding of its authority.
> >
> > I hesitate to bring this issue out in the open, but cannot sit idly by
and
> > watch public tax dollars be thrown away without appropriate scrutiny.
> >
> > 73's
> > Ray - WB3ABN
> > Kingston, WA
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