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Re: Intolerance-MISINFORMATION!



I've had enough.

Good bye.

Anyone who wants my Arrow, contact me direct.
-- 
Clark B. Wierda, N8CBW
cbw@io.com

> No matter how hard we try there seems to be a complete blockage when it
> comes to the notion of long term versus short term satellite operation!
> I have never  faulted those that enjoy LEO operation but I do fault
> those that insist on broad brush approximations and less than accurate
> assumptions regarding satellites!
>      When a newbee creates a station capable ONLY of LEO operation and
> expects
> an HT with an Arrow antenna to be considered a long term solution is
> totally false.  Publishing such information is a disservice indeed.  To
> expend funds in a azimuth only rotator and a radio capable of only FM
> with or without APRS capability is an end into itself.  That newbee has
> no long term goal to expand and no ability to enjoy EAGLE or any
> microwave capability.  Few can argue effectively that microwaves are not
> our future.  We have lost both two meters and 435 MHz in most countries
> and 2401 MHz due to our broadband neighbors.
>      Most know the difference between operators and operators with good
> technical
> ability.  The AMSAT program has been more than generous accommodating
> those with good ideas lacking skills involving Physics.  We simply can
> not continue ignoring just a few db between linear and circular
> polarization, pointing accuracy or the difference between watts
> available to well funded satellites.  Tens of milliwatts is the goal in
> the future birds.  Much more than an order of magnitude benefit is
> obtained by improving the Earth station rather than the costly
> satellite, with the added ability to contact others terrestrially AND no
> license upgrade.
>      The AMSAT membership should understand Bob and I have contributed
> heavily
> to the satellite program in different ways.  We continue to differ in
> "how much and where, long term vs short term, how much technical ability
> is enough."  Your duty is to help decide which is the better solution
> clearly indicating your goal.
>      Cliff Buttschardt K7RR
>
> ***************************************
>
> Bob Bruninga wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, Cliff Buttschardt wrote:
>>
>> > ...falderall created by Burnininga and his half baked
>> approximations! LEO's are a poor choice indeed as it addresses those
>> not willing to try but rather "what's in it for me--NOW!!"
>> > Only long term interests are valid.  Day after tomorrow is not!!
>>
>> In my many years of HAM radio, I have never seen any benefit EVER of
>> criticizing and condensending what other people choose to enjoy in
>> this hobby. HAM radio is broad.  What you do with it is up to you.
>> But criticizing how others choose to enjoy it accomplishes nothing
>> other than exposing your own intolerance of others.
>>
>> There were 18 operating LEO's just 4 years ago.  The number is smaller
>> now, but I think they have a lot to offer.
>>
>> ISS, Space Shuttle, AO7, FO29, AO27, NO44, NO45, SO50 and soon ECHO!
>>
>> And I enjoy them...
>>
>> de WB4APR, Bob
>>
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