[amsat-bb] Re: S band downlink on P3E

David Goncalves davegoncalves at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 08:27:27 PDT 2006

I love these messages; I really can't get enough of them. They really
brighten my day.
If Luc and AMSAT would bind these into a book, I'd buy it. I'd call it "The
AMSAT Anthology of Conspiracy".

Luc, keep on doing what you are doing.

Dave W1EUJ

> Disappointed to find out that there will not be an S band downlink on
> Eagle
> >
> > Will there be an S band downlink on the P3E bird???
> >
> > Sure hate having to fork over more money each time a new satellite goes
> up
> > because previous up/downlinks are not being used anymore....makes me
> wish
> > for more mode A LEO birds (grin)
> >
> >                                     73, Joe W2KJ
> Another bad move by AMSAT-NA... I don't know if they look at their famous
> survey about their
> members opinions here? Probably not could be some one will wake up from
> lethargy at the next
> symposium and voices opinions about the maintaining of mode S.
> If AMSAT-NA is building sats in close circle they just have to openly
> admitted it even if admission
> is not a very spoken word they can at least give some explanations on
> their facts who leads them to
> scrap mode S?
> Interference? even if they wants to go higher at the time eagle will be in
> space the higher
> frequencies will be as crowded as 2.4 actually. We actually see some
> decreased in 2.4 ghz apparatus
> as the public always want the most recent goodies even FRS/GMRS are moving
> to 5.2 ghz.
> Suggestion: At the next AMSAT-NA 2006 Space Symposium it will appropriate
> to voices opinions to the
> BOD asking them to maintain as planned the mode S.
> Just to pointed out on a 2005 AMSAT-NA Dayton Hamvention  Jim Sanford
> WB4GCS made a presentation on
> eagle project and he said i quote " S band will be our bread and butter on
> the downlink" a
> prototype of L/S and C/S where planned for the 2005 Symposium at that
> time.
> He also mention that the C/C project in on a bleeding edge technology
> (read experimental) and they
> where not too sure if they will even be able to make it.
> Why the C/C band project? he let go this " this will permit some folks to
> use it from their
> balcony" the cat goes out the bag AGAIN the same ECHO mindings are
> resurecting...The guy with an HT
> will be able to make it without using a huge antenna!
> We will never be able to get rid of this obsession and you know now why
> they want to move up?  The
> guy who live on a balcony is living in an apartment complex where S band
> in unusable. Here is why
> the C/C project come up. How many actual sat operator are living in
> apartments? the majority of
> some of them?
> Here is the whole logics behind this mode S scrapping. If you read a bit
> behind the lines you will
> see he speak about P3E where mode S will be present and he confirm some
> collaboration between both
> teams. He also say some of the Eagle builders are funding their own
> project. From this since 2005
> we can only see the builders behind the C/C project pushing so hard to a
> point to get the money
> previously intended for the 2 S mode TX redirected to their C/C project.
> Who is driving AMSAT-NA an hollow BOD? an hollow president? Or a third
> builders manipulating wing
> who blackmail the BOD?
> None of them? I let the conclusion yours!
> P.S.To the BOD its not the best way to attract new members or convince
> those who leave to rejoin!
> "-"
> The medium is the message...The content is the audience...;)
> Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
> Skype VE2DWE
> www.qsl.net/ve2dwe
> Former AMSAT-NA coordonnator and member.
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David Goncalves

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