[amsat-bb] Re: D STAR AMSAT NET

Clayton Coleman kayakfishtx at gmail.com
Wed Sep 25 14:23:44 PDT 2013

Soon someone will respond stating that CW should be the only communications
medium for nets and that they wouldn't participate unless the net was on a
HEO satellite.   Even better, the individual won't pay their dues for AMSAT
unless they are the designated net control station.

 On Sep 25, 2013 3:35 PM, "Wayne Estes" <w9ae at charter.net> wrote:

> WA4HFN wrote:
> How many satellite ops have D STAR radios ?  Join us tomorrow night on REF
> 60B at 0100 utc
> W9AE replies:
> I've seen AMSAT net announcement messages for years, and NEVER understood
> them.  The messages never specify a terrestrial frequency or an amateur
> satellite.  This leads me to the conclusion that the AMSAT net doesn't use
> ham radio as the communications medium.
> What communications medium is used to conduct the AMSAT net?
> Is it on a 2-way channel on a commercial satellite?
> Is it on the Internet?
> What is REF 60B?
> If the AMSAT net doesn't use ham radio, why not?
> Please explain...
> Wayne Estes W9AE
> Oakland, Oregon, USA
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