[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] - [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Re: AO-07



Sorry for top posting, but I could not agree more Hasan. Mode J  is a big
mistake for Echo, regardless of what you think of FM sats. Mode B is far
superior in many many ways. If the BOD listened to every nightime UO14 pass
for a week, they'd either require that Spacequest build it Mode B, or more
likely they'd trashcan the whole idea and put the funds toward Eagle.

I have yet to understand why we are splitting our efforts and funds, and
where and when the membership was polled for their desires as to what gets
built next.

/rant mode off

Drew, KO4MA

----- Original Message -----
From: "hasan schiers" <schiers@netins.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 1:35 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-07


> With all this excitement at the unpredicted and unprecedented return of
> AO-7, does it strike anyone other than me, that the proposed new LEO bird
> ought to go back to mode B and minimize this FM stuff?
>
> I love Mode S on AO-40, don't get me wrong. But putting up a brand new
bird
> with such an emphasis on FM seems pretty myopic to me.
>
> While people are excited at the novelty of the Lazarus syndrome, I'm
betting
> it makes many people's hearts flutter seeing a working Mode B bird again.
I
> would love to monetarily contribute to a new Mode B bird, in virtually ANY
> orbit. I'm going to have to be convinced that any new bird without it,  is
> worth the bother.
>
> I think an AO-7 style mode B bird would bring amateurs into the AMSAT
> community like wildfire. Of all the sats I operated over the years,  AO-7
is
> the one I recall most fondly. After AO-7, AO-10 and AO-13 had similar
> effects. Guess what they all had in common: Mode B. I'm willing to bet
that
> I'm not the only one who feels this way. (And even though I had many qso's
> on AO-8...I've never been a fan of Mode J...it's largely a pain in the
> rear.)
>
> ...hasan, N0AN
>
> ----
> Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
> To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org

----
Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org



AMSAT Top AMSAT Home