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Re: FM on ssb/cw designed hamsats



Hi Mark, no don't keep it to yourself, that's what the bb is all about. We 
might not all agree with each other but there is nothing wrong in discusing 
it. I for one like your idea on FM. I remember the time i did not have all 
the radios for ssb.
                    just my 2 cent's worth Terry GiWPR
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Saurman" <vo1one@gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2005 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] FM on ssb/cw designed hamsats


> On 11/24/05, Dave Guimont <dguimon1@san.rr.com> wrote:
>> Amateur radio is all about sharing.  And fortunately it mostly is.
>>
>> And ANYONE that even suggests using FM on other than birds designed FOR 
>> FM
>> is certainly countermanding that ideal, and being extremely selfish
>> proposing that usage.
>>
>> Thanks a million, Drew, for your insight....I hope they are able to
>> understand it!!
>
> I'm sorry that you found my suggestion extremely selfish.  However, I
> find your response extremely discouraging to new satellite users and
> prospective members of AMSAT.  I had an idea of which I thought was
> sharing, and I get flamed for it.  That's okay, my skin is thick; I
> can take it.  I'm not so sure others welcomed in the same fashion
> would be so resilient.  I guess it's too much to ask of ham radio
> operators to remember what day of the week it is to try and institute
> some sort of once a week schedule.  Echo seems to manage fine with an
> irregular schedule, perhaps it would make more sense to suggest to
> their team that they shut off the tone guard every once in a while for
> those without PL.  I wonder if they could configure it to receive on
> 70cm and downlink on 2m as well.  I've noticed people have remarked at
> how silent Hamsat passes are, but I guess using it for other modes
> once a week isn't the answer.  I know, it takes big money to build
> satellites, and unfortunately it takes big money to operate some of
> them.  I'll concede and go back to saving my pennies for some VHF/UHF
> sideband gear.  Again sorry to all who were angered by my suggestion.
> I'll keep my controversial ideas to myself next time.
>
> 73 and Happy Thanksgiving to the Americans,
> VO1ONE
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