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Re: FM bird logjam

----Original Message Follows----
From: Bruce <kk5do@amsat.org>
Reply-To: kk5do@amsat.org
To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] FM bird logjam
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2006 10:28:52 -0600

Kyle Yoksh wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>>Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 23:11:50 -0800
>>From: "Greg D."
>>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Crossband repeat on ISS
>>AO-51 was utterly useless for the first few weeks it was open for
>>use.  Now, it's possible to actually use it.
>Hi all..
>Seems to me that AO-51 is carrying the lion's share of all LEO activity, 
>while SO-50 and the linear sats
>are under-utilized. Found myself calling CQ in vain lately on FO-29 and 
>Let's spread out and utilize all of the resources we have. You can work 
>SO-50 and AO-27 with the
>same gear as AO-51. Have you worked 'em all?

The problem is not with hams that are reading AMSAT-BB. The problem is that 
you have hams that know the satellite is up there and do not get AMSAT-BB. 
You can write all the suggestions that you want to the BB and we can all 
agree 100% and agree to comply 100%. But those that do not get the BB will 
never know of the problems and concerns that we have and therefore never 
have an inkling as to what to do to make it better.

Happy New Year



I thought of this too, but it seems that Bob has had reasonable success in 
managing the PCSat community via this forum and his website.  Perhaps PCSat 
is a smaller target (interest in, not size of) than the ISS, or has a 
fundamentally different user base, but it's probably worth a try to follow 
his lead in establishing a high level "control channel" for the other 
satellites, via the BB and Internet.

Greg.  KO6TH
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