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Re: Frequency Co-ordination.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Guimont" <dguimon1@san.rr.com>
To: <la2qaa@AMSAT.Org>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 7:23 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Frequency Co-ordination.
 
> >I believe this mail ought to be forwarded to *ALL* amateur radio 
> >satellite organisations.
> >
> >We've - (GM1SXX & LA2QAA) - said it often enough in the last 10 
> >years but if we persist, somebody just might finally get the message.
> >
> >Commander John Brannegan G4IHJ made us aware of the problem in 1994 
> >... so far, to the best of my knowledge, it's been totally ignored.
> >
> >Please *DO* note the last paragraph.
> >
> >73 John.   <la2qaa@amsat.org>
> 
> John, you are so right...
> 
> If AMSAT-NA persists in it's idiotic FM voice LEO's they are 
> certainly not helping the cause...
> 
> The money should be sent to Germany to help with P3E...I've been 
> saying that long prior to the launch of AO-51, at a number of 
> conventions I attended, to no avail...
> 
> I guess someone in there has a profit motive we know nothing about...
> The guise at the time was to encourage new members..And I would bet 
> the membership has gone down...they will never report membership 
> levels, and I can't imagine why that would be a secret??
> 
> The skill level with AO51 is to buy an HT, and press a button...I 
> can't imagine that would hold anyone's interest for long...level of 
> difficulty.... equal to a cell phone...
> 
> Hopefully, the rest of the world's AMSAT's will save the operation 
> and interest of amateur ssb/cw  BANDWIDTH SATELLITES, to enable at 
> least several minutes of REAL COMMUNICATION, instead of the 
> ridiculous callsign/gridsquare exchange that is occurring now...
> 
> My meager contributions are now going to AMSAT-DL, and I've been 
> supporting Project Oscar and AMSAT-NA for 28 years...so I'm not 
> exactly the new kid on the block!!
> 
> And it looks like US high school graduates are about the same level
> as other countries 9th graders...
> 
> And don't any one give me any BS about my loyalty...I was a navy 
> fighter pilot in WWII, Korea and Vietnam before I retired in 1967..
> 
> 
>             73, Dave, WB6LLO
>                 dguimon1@san.rr.com
> 
>                     Disagree: I learn....
> 
>                Pulling for P3E... 

Hi Dave, WB6LLO

I agree 100% on what you writes and particularly to the following.

> If AMSAT-NA persists in it's idiotic FM voice LEO's they are 
> certainly not helping the cause...
> 
> The money should be sent to Germany to help with P3E...I've been 
> saying that long prior to the launch of AO-51, at a number of 
> conventions I attended, to no avail...

This is the right place to donate for P3-E 

http://www.p3e-satellite.org/index.pl?step=pixelliste

Best 73" de

i8CVS Domenico



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