[amsat-bb] Re: so long

Gus amcleod at caribsurf.com
Tue Sep 17 12:17:47 PDT 2013


1) I too pine for the HEO birds.

2) I have little interest in single-channel FM-only satellites


1) LEO birds are better than no birds at all.  The early OSCARS were all 
LEO and without the learning curve they provided, we would probably 
never have launched AO-10 and AO-13.  The challenges nowadays may be 
different (financial rather than technological) but in time we will 
hopefully overcome them.

2) From what I gather simply by reading this list, the majority of 
transponders flying are linear (NOT single-channel FM) and the same is 
true for the majority of transponders in the pipe.

I respect your decision to drop out of the list and wish you well.


73, de Gus 8P6SM
Barbados, the easternmost isle.

On 09/17/2013 02:58 PM, John Becker wrote:
> I have decided to leave the list till something changes with this FM 
> only satellite
> attitude only changes. That was the reason for me as well as other 
> joining AMSAT
> in the first place.
> Please inform me if anything such as a replacement for AO 40 happens.
> John
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