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Re: Phase 4 versus Eagle



My thoughts exactly.
Like this was a similar case when a local ARES/RACES  group was placing 
a LOT of their traffic handling on WINLINK.  i told them  when it all  
dies how are they supposed to pass traffic.

We need to be  the key word,  "Off the Grid"  in every way
Joe WB9SBD

sco@sco-inc.com wrote:

>Sprint would be down too in a Katrina situation or if the terrorists 
>set off a nuclear device in Atlanta the commo in the Southeast might 
>be down. How can Sprint offer the same coverage area as Hams?  How 
>would Sprint tie into military and civil defense commo? The "wide 
>area" must be assumed to be at least a whole state or region. If all 
>normal commo in the Southeastern US goes down and you are in that 
>area how far can your cell phone go to a Sprint site? Assume the 
>nearest working site is at least 500 miles from you? How does Sprint 
>handle that?  How do you keep the "public" out so you can handle 
>emergency traffic, on Sprint? With a GEO sat we could provide commo 
>in the whole lower 48 (states). How does Sprint compare to that capability?
>
>Les W4SCO
>
>At 06:04 PM 12/13/2007, you wrote:
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>>Forget the EMCOMM support, that does not make sense anymore. Read on...
>>
>>WIMAX will be available from sprint soon. THAT will be a reliable
>>technology for ecom. With one access point, they will cover a wide
>>area for both data and voice. NOW, imagine multiple access point
>>( and I mean 2 or 3 max) and regardless of what the ecom situation
>>is, help will get through.
>>
>>We have to understand here that P4 satcom for ecom is not a selling
>>point anymore.
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>>On Dec 13, 2007, at 3:17 PM, Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
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>>>What many of us have been trying to say is there are NO free rides
>>>to GTO. The business has changed in that respect. The P4 proposal
>>>opens the door to possible govermental EMCOMM funding, as well as
>>>bringing in a whole new base of support.
>>>
>>>73, Drew KO4MA
>>>
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>>>
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