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Re: Re: major AMSAT outreach project



Pat,

I think it is the responsibility of the ground station to have a good 
receiver, antenna and preamp. Yeah, 10 watts would make it "easier" but 
where is the challenge?
Try ISS. You can do packet or repeater with a HT if skilled enough to know 
how to make it work!
Like fishing... IF you "knew" you would ALWAYS have a big fish on your line 
when you dropped it in the water, it would become boring pretty fast! 
(unless you had something to gain from it)

Amateur Radio is an adventure....
It's only a hobby.... (And a Service)

73, Scott WA6LIE Salinas, Ca.

My .02 cents worth...



From: "Patrick Green" <pagreen@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: major AMSAT outreach project


> Spending some money to keep a 10 watt sat that always works (or will
> work shortly when down) should be fine.  Haven't seen Echo at 7 watts
> and wouldn't expect the command stations to run it that way for fear
> of losing the bird.
>
> Just my 2 cents.
>
> 73 de Pat --- KA9SCF. 
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