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Re: Re: Threats from VA3LK (Larry Kayser)



Good post Bob.
Sometimes wires get crossed and we wonder what in the devil happened.

Thanks

Joe  K0VTY
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On Fri, 5 Mar 2004 14:42:12 -0000 "Robert McGwier"
<rwmcgwier@comcast.net> writes:
> 
> Larry conducted the first transatlantic QSO on 137 Khz
> 3 years ago.  He is currently attempting the 1st transatlantic
> on 2 meters.
> 
> Larry is, as he has always been, passionate.  He is not an idiot
> and he is most certainly not a threat to anyone.
> 
> 
> Working with help from Larry Kayser, and a data sheet provided
> me by Jan King, I wrote command software for AO-7.  Mike, N1JEZ,
> tested the software and was able to do absolutely minimalist
> command of AO-7.  I did my own tests.  I was able, with very
> high power, to command AO-7 from ModeA to ModeB.  I could never
> get a Mode B command in and I understand that this has always been
> the case.  Since I was doing my experiments primarily on the quiet,
> I never mentioned it.  I was NEVER able to turn the satellite
> transponder OFF, in any mode.  Mike did his thing, found it 
> impossible
> and he too, quietly let it drop.  Now we will air out all our
> smelly underwear I suppose.
> 
> AO-7 is basically not commandable.  If we had an army of command
> stations, and a national budget, we might be able to do more. Larry
> was very interested at the time.  He was most helpful and I take
> full responsibility for not continuing to communicate with him
> to convey the dreadful results of the experiments.  Let me tell
> you it is a pain the arse to modulate a signal generator and then
> amplify it to high power at an EME friends house.  This was never
> going to be a long term thing.
> 
> For More on Kayser's exploits:
> 
> www.imagenisp.ca/jsm/136.html
> 
> 
> I understand from others that Larry has become enamored of GPS
> and its use in timing in the aid of communications.  I suggest you
> read the following, provided to me earlier today.  It contains
> some of Kayser's writings in support of his efforts.  He is clearly
> not an idiot.  But like all human beings, he is capable of acting
> a bit foolish.  If you called the FBI on me everytime I acted
> foolishly,  I would never get out of jail.  May I suggest that
> in future, we discuss these kinds of problems with other AMSAT
> types who might be more familiar with the situation before we
> engage lawyers, FBI, etc.  It would at least cut down on the
> wasted bandwidth on this BBS.
> 
> http://amrad.org/pipermail/tacos/2000/001459.html
> 
> Bob
> N4HY
> 
> 
> 
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