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Re: AO-40 Is Just Not Any Fun




Your right on Jim,    Ron VE7YC

At 08:39 PM 02/12/01 -0500, you wrote:
>I have two separate AO-40 capable stations at two different QTHs...funny but
>I just haven't been interested in getting on the bird lately. Why? It's just
>not fun.
>
>We've succeeded (with the intervention of fate) in insisting upon the higher
>frequencies...no more Mode B...but when we had Mode B AO-13 was fun and
>exciting. We had lots of activity on the downlink and new ops coming online
>all the time.
>
>The complaint heard is that 2 meters is "too crowded in most parts of the
>world." This is bunk. The problem for ham radio is that we are losing
>frequencies - we should fight for and overcrowd all of our bands!
>
>When we had Mode B the sat was fun. Now we're going into "hiatus" until
>April. Great. What will be left then when what's left of AO-40 is turned on
>again? The techies have won, but the prize ain't worth a plug nickel.
>
>Jim Kelly, TCA 99-49842, ARS KK3K
>http://home.earthlink.net/~skeptic49/
>
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