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Re: C Band Downconverter



I read:

>There is no "ready to go" surplus stuff like the 2.6 GHz MMDS that made mode-S fairly easy for AO-
>40.

Just to add this note how the rest of the world, "the third world" will proceed in case of an 
emergency or natural disaster and so on. We all know even with the last year hurricane season in 
louisianna S/C satellite will be of very little help even AO-51 does not pass any emergency 
traffic? even if they put it in an "emergency mode" it  looks good  in the media only! 

Still don't understand the mindings behind "THE AMSAT-NA VISION" regarding the emergency affair. 
Could be some are still stuck with Buck Rogers cartoons...



P.S. As the power lines are the first to go down in a natural disaster is it not logiic to believe 
that all the S band interference will be down as well? Considerring the AMSAT-NA vissonnaires why 
they not put this in their calculus? thay have already all the ready to go installations for AO-40 
up and running! Is it not what we are looking for in case of an emergency "easy ready to use 
stuff"?

The more i hear and read on theses visions the more i believe it makes no sense at all. Could be we 
can ask Buffy some help... Speaking of visions at least she will offer us a young refreshing one 
...;) 



"-"
The medium is the message...The content is the audience...;)

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
WAC basic,CW,Phone,Satellite
Skype VE2DWE
www.qsl.net/ve2dwe 
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