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The Mode B tradition, was Re: The Eagle has died.



Quoting i8cvs <domenico.i8cvs@tin.it>:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Oler" <cvn65vf94@msn.com>
> To: <kc6uqh@cox.net>; <domenico.i8cvs@tin.it>; <vk6xh@arach.net.au>;
> <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Cc: <iz1dsj@sparks.it>
> Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 4:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: The Eagle has died.
> 
> > If Eagle dies, so does technoloigy for AMSAT, and the Amateur Radio
> > Community!
> >
> > What is next? Quenched Arc? Spark? 200 KHz and down?
> >
> > Art ,
> > KC6UQH
> >
> > Hello Art.
> 
> clipped
> 
> > I close with this thought.  Instead of Oscar 40, had the community
> gotten
> > two more Oscar 13's.  Pretty plain jane birds with not a lot of gizmos
> and
> > Amsat engineers would have had to have been content with reinventing
> the
> > wheel...but say instead of AO-40 as a pile of junk we had two more
> Oscar
> > 13's that worked.
> >
> > Dont you think it would have been a better deal then we got?  Do you
> think
> > that there would have been more or less people involved in HEO
> > communications?
> >
> > I think more...and I think that is a good thing.
> >
> > Robert G. Oler WB5MZO/portable Life member AMSAT ARRL and a few other
> > organizatiions.
> 
> I agree Robert
> 
> Much more content satellite users with reinventing the wheel !
> 
> Look at many are actually operating CW and SSB on OSCAR-7 , FO-29 and
> VO-52 waiting for the next viable HEO
> 
> 73" de
> 
> i8CVS Domenico

Happily, two of the three birds you mention above, AO-7 and VO-52, are in
exactly the mode that analog Eagle users will be using, U/V. As I
understand it, the plan is to have this link working 24/7. (Yes it will
primarily use a software-driven transponder, but that will be transparent
to the analog user.) In this regard, I can't see how the design
team can be accused of unnecessarily innovating. 

73, Bruce
VE9QRP
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