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AO-7 (was Re: Fw: Longevity-sat proposal)



I was part of that enjoyable 5 way conversation and later in the pass QSY'd 
and found another.  AO-7 is as useful as any other LEO satellite providing 
you have patience and know what you are doing.  Less useful if you don't.

$0.02

Emily


At 10:13 AM 10/31/2003 -0700, Joe Ennis wrote:
>what kind of a problem is ao-07?
>
>i just finished a cordial 5 way qso on phoenix, aka: ao-07. i'm
>having a hard time making the experience problematical.
>
>On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 08:07:47AM -0600, kgshutt wrote:
>>I omitted the reflector on this message.  Here is my post to Daniel.
>>
>>Ken
>>
>>----- Original Message ----- From: "kgshutt" <kgshutt@cox.net>
>>To: "Daniel Schultz" <n8fgv@usa.net>
>>Sent: Friday, October 31, 2003 8:03 AM
>>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Longevity-sat proposal
>>
>>
>>>Do we really want a satellite for our grandchildren?  I recall a recent
>>>discussion on 'satellite spectrum pollution'.  The concern was lack of a
>>>method to shutdown a satellite when it was no longer useful.  AO-10 and
>>AO-7
>>>are very interesting but too many like these could be a problem.
>>>
>>>73 de Ken - K5GUU
>>>Amsat NA LM-1565
>>>
>>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Daniel Schultz" <n8fgv@usa.net>
>>>To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>>>Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 9:37 PM
>>>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Longevity-sat proposal
>>>
>>>
>>> > Cathryn Mataga wrote:
>>> >
>>> > "Simply, can we make a satellite that our grandchildren could use?"
>>> >
>>> > A more important question: Can we make grandchildren who will want to
>>use
>>>a
>>> > satellite? Every attempt I have made to get the younger generation
>>>interested
>>> > in radio or satellites has fallen on deaf ears: "but Uncle Dan, we don't
>>>need
>>> > that stuff, the internet is so much more cool...."
>>> >
>>> > Dan Schultz N8FGV
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
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>--
>Joe Ennis - w7net
>Whitefish, Montana
>http://www.whiskey7.net/
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