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Re: RE: Real Paranoia



Does this mean Ray will continue to email them?

73,
Joe
ks5z

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Woodward" <dbwoodw@alltel.net>
To: "A.J. Farmer" <ajfarmer@spenet.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] RE: Real Paranoia


> The distribution of TLE's is __NOT__ stopping.
>
> I just spoke with NASA OIG and they told me the tentative plan is to stop
> the OIG distribution October 1st, although this may go longer - US
STRATCOM
> (Strategic Command) will take over the distribution and that more
> information will be posted on the NASA OIG website when available.  I
asked
> the question "as a amateur radio operator with current access to OIG will
I
> still be able to get access to the data through the new system" and the
> answer was "yes".
>
> I don't know what the current qualifications are to get a OIG account -
when
> I got my account the justification I made was that "I am amateur satellite
> radio operator".
>
> I would suggest everyone apply for an OIG account as the distribution by
> anyone other than US STRATCOM appears to be what is stopping - not the
> access.   (http://oig1.gsfc.nasa.gov)
>
> Note: I have no affiliation to any government agency or private agency
> involved in the Space industry.
>
> My 2 cents!
>
> 73's
>
> Don Woodward
> KD4APP
> AMSAT 33535
> http://kd4app.webhop.org
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "A.J. Farmer" <ajfarmer@spenet.com>
> To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 14:39
> Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] RE: Real Paranoia
>
>
> Those are interesting ideas as to "why" but it doesn't really matter what
> the reason is for this action.  The decision has already been made.
>
> For what it is worth, some of "the bad people" as you put it definitely
have
> the capacity to shoot one down.  Remember, we aren't just talking about
> terrorists here.  There are developed nations with high technology that
have
> their crosshairs on the US and the first obvious target in a massive
attack
> would be communications systems including satellites.  I don't want to
turn
> this BB into a political debate though so I will stop here...
>
> The point is, the public distribution of keps is stopping.  Trying to
figure
> out the real reason why and argue won't reverse this decision.
>
> I wouldn't worry about this too much.  I think sources of keps for Amateur
> satellites will remain available via some means.
>
> 73!
>
> A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
> http://www.aj3u.com
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org] On Behalf
> Of GEORGE ABBOTT
> Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 12:29 PM
> To: 'Reicher, James'; RogerKola@aol.com; salo@saloits.com;
> amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] RE: Real Paranoia
>
>
> Are they concerned about damage to the satellites or their use as an
> unauthorized communication devise? I doubt that the bad people presently
> have the capacity to shoot one down.Are they are concerned that the bad
> people can hide stuff if they know when the birds will be over their
> location. Can High power RF be used to cause damage to the birds?Is this
> a big concern to the government?
> What alternatives can we develop that will be National Security
> friendly?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Reicher, James [mailto:JReicher@hrblock.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 9:31 AM
> To: GEORGE ABBOTT; RogerKola@aol.com; salo@saloits.com;
> amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: Real Paranoia
>
> Actually, on the part of our illustrious Congressmen and Senators, not
> to mention the entire Executive Branch of the US government, it is both
> real AND paranoia.
>
> 73 de N8AU, Jim in Raymore, MO
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org] On
> Behalf Of GEORGE ABBOTT
> Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 7:03 PM
> Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Public Law 108-136 and TLEs
>
> Is this for real or just paranoia?Will our sat's become useless without
> TLE data?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org] On
> Behalf Of RogerKola
> Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 3:08 PM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Public Law 108-136 and TLEs
>
> In a message dated 8/12/2004 3:04:22 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> salo@saloits.com writes:
>
>
> > Finally, the AMSAT Board of Directors and the ARRL should
> > be actively and visible working this issue.  At a minimum,
> > I suggest that the AMSAT membership pass a resolution
> > at the October Space Symposium "directing" the Board to
> > pursue this issue.  My other modest proposal on this topic
> > is that AMSAT contract to distribute TLEs for amateur
> > satellites to its members.
> >
> > -tjs
> >
>
> Nicely put...I agree
>
> Roger
> WA1KAT
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