[amsat-bb] Re: A0 40 replacement

John Becker w0jab at big-river.net
Wed Sep 4 12:06:19 PDT 2013

On 9/4/2013 12:43 PM, Gus wrote:
> Truly.
> However, to include operators with modest shacks, you need to allow 
> operation on modes A, B and/or J.  A satellite operating on 24.0 GHz 
> won't be of interest to the average ham.  Not until the average ham 
> has 24.0 GHz capable antennas, feedlines, amplifiers, transceivers, 
> etc, in his shack.
Are you trying to say that if one can not stand in their yard with a HT 
they will not use it?
If that is the case go for it. (that would be fine with me)

I would like to see A B J and A as well as 24GHz.

I had not problem using AO 40 as many many other did.
I will 'never" support another FM only sat.

My reason for dropping out of AMSAT was no direction other then just that.
I put together not one but two stations equipment with FT847.
If your saying it's a money thing. You have got to pay to play.
Everyone should know it's not or ever has been a poor man's hobby.
You cant get a toy-auto to go 120 but my mustang will.

John, W0JAB

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