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Re: @Home and AO-40



I am a Cox @ Home customer, and have noticed no service interruptions 
whatsoever.  Interesting...

regards,

Mahlon - K4OQ

Robert McGwier wrote:

> It would be interesting to confirm whether only AT&T customers
> were affected in this or if Cox and Comcast customers were also
> hit.  AT&T is a major culprit in this entire game.  Excite
> was so EXCITED when AT&T became a major contributor, stockholder,
> and put people on the board of Excite@Home.  If you believe the
> words from Excite@Home, since that time, AT&T has supposedly worked
> very hard to be a corporate raider rather than meets its fiduciary
> responsibilities to the stockholders.  AT&T offered a paltry
> $300,000,000 for Excite@Home's broadband capacity.  That is the
> amount of revenue that Excite generates every 6 months before the
> courts allowed them to end the contracts.  Under the contracts
> proposed by Comcast at least, the amount of revenue would go
> up from $12 per customer to $20 per customer and completely
> wipe out monthly losses and return them to profitability if
> they did not lose customers as a result.  I changed long distance
> carriers today,  and gave them my reasons.  Maybe you could
> do the same.  It is my opinion they have behaved shamefully and
> have almost cost 4,000,000 people their internet service.
> 
> Speaking from personal experience,  Cable modem has literally
> changed my family's life and I for one hope that we continue
> to be able to use it.
> 
> BTW, I am a Comcast customer, and while they have sent mailings,
> and have a regular update page,  we are not yet impacted at
> all.
> 
> http://www.comcastonline.com/info.htm
> 
> Bob
> N4HY
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> Behalf Of Frederick M. Spinner
> Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 11:02 AM
> To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] @Home and AO-40
> 
> 
> 
> Well, my Web Pages on @Home are back, so it looks like we @home folkes have
> been given a repreve.  I'd still recommend doing full backups.  The utility
> I used that worked, BTW, on @Home was ncftpget (recursive) on Linux.  Wget
> got confused by the way @Home did their account structure.
> 
> On AO-40.  They way I look at the condition on AO-40 is this:  Unless you
> live in San Diego, or North Texas, it is now the absolutely best way of
> experimenting with microwaves.  With the exception of contests, there is
> little activity here (or in most of the US/World) on microwave bands. With
> AO-40 there is always the beacon, and usually QSOs.  The experimentation
> I've (and others) have done on patch feeds (and helixes for that matter) is
> the most educational fun I've in years in Ham Radio.
> 
> There are many facets to ham radio:  Emergency Comms, Operating, DXing,
> Contesting, etc.  But to me.. my cup of tea is Experimenting.  I wouldn't be
> here if I couldn't build my own equipment and experiment with it.  AO-40 is
> AWESOME for that.  Guys, we are playing with nearly state-of-the-art stuff
> here.  Isn't that cool enough for most of you?
> 
> I'm kinda sad about AO-40 going "away" until April, but now I don't have to
> get my permanent antennas up until then...in the snow.. in December... in
> Iowa...
> 
> Fred W0FMS
> 
> 
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