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Re: Oscar 7



Your sure right about that one Dave!  I pine for the days when hams
knew what they were about and cared for ham radio rather than the silly
BS we call ham radio nowdays!!!   Well stated.  Cliff K7RR

Dave Guimont wrote:
> 
> >Oscar 7 was one of the best if not the very best Mode B satellite we have
> >ever had.  Imagine a quiet place in a transponder frequency band where you
> >could converse for about 20 minutes with S9+ SSB signals. I finished my WAS
> >on that satellite, Hawaii included, and worked over 80 countries with it.
> >It was a great satellite to use and made a super demo satellite at club
> >meetings, etc.
> 
> Yes, indeed, Roy.....I don't know why we don't use the same scheme on our
> next bird
> instead of a ridiculous 2 user FM voice mode....FM is fine for digital, but
> we'll have the
> same ridiculous squabble that went on over AO27.
> 
> Many, many of us cut out teeth on it...I worked it up in the North woods of
> Minnesota,
> about 20 miles from the nearest road, with very inexpensive portable
> gear.  The FM HT will
> never equal that performance, and that was how many years ago????
> 
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