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Re: RE: Mode-B vs Mode-J



No doubt you've never bought a "new" computer, television, or other consumer appliance based on the same logic.


> 
> From: "Mike Olbrisch" <kd9kc@elp.rr.com>
> Date: 2003/06/19 Thu PM 06:25:50 EDT
> To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Mode-B vs Mode-J
> 
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> > Behalf Of sco@sco-inc.com
> > Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 12:17 PM
> > To: Bob Bruninga
> > Cc: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> > Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Mode-B vs Mode-J
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > This is why I want L Band (1.2ghz) to be the uplink and U 
> > Band (70cm) to be the downlink. 
> 
> Here go the $$$ again.  Mode-S.  Mode-L.  Mode-X.  Mode-K.
> 
> Mode-RICHMANSHOBBY.  Mode-GOODBY.
> 
> Great way to bring in the fresh newcomers and keep the 
> fixed-income old timers.  Make them spend lots of $$$ on 
> new stuff.  Works EVERY time.
> 
> If you want more people to join in, you need to make the
> produce (satellites) something that everyone can use.
> 
> If you want to "ADVANCE THE HOBBY" beyond what most hams
> are willing to go through or spend, you have to expect
> to be labeled as elitists, and there will not be many.
> 
> And don't give me the BUILD IT line.  How many hams do 
> you think you will get if they have to build it first?
> Maybe retired folks have the time.  Some might even have 
> the $$$, knowledge, and patience too.
> 
> Yes, I know there are a few.  I don't have time to build.
> And I am tired of buying.  This part of the hobby will
> advance, right out of most shacks.  And it isn't in that 
> many shacks as it is.  When 20% of the satellite ops are 
> left, the fund raisers will need to be massive.
> 
> Just my opinion.  Flame suit on.  Go for it.  I have 
> already quit using AO-40 because I am an alligator and don't 
> have the time to do anything about it.  So what's next?
> 
> Mike.  KD9KC
> El Paso, TX
> 
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Scott Townley NX7U
Gilbert, AZ  DM43di

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