[amsat-bb] Montagues & Capulets (was: FM vs SSB, HEO vs LEO, etc)

Clayton Coleman kayakfishtx at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 08:46:23 PDT 2012

Regularly we see passionate emails about the following subjects:

-	Cubesats vs microsats
-	FM vs SSB
-	HEO vs MEO vs LEO
-	Pacsats vs voice
-	Easy vs hard sats

One desire stands out as a common element in most of these heated
email threads.  That is the desire for a satellite to facilitate 2-way
communications.   I happen to find that aspect of satellites most
enjoyable whether on an FM, SSB, or digital bird.

You can keep pimping your ideas for the perfect satellite to the
Internet OR get with an existing program that is working to launch a
transponder.  Sending emails over and over stating how beep-beeps
don’t put entries in your logbook doesn’t contribute to the launch of
new satellites.  Do something productive to contribute (or send


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