[amsat-bb] No Mode S on Eagle

Jim Kelly kk3k at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 7 17:38:23 PDT 2006

A concerned satellite enthusiast wrote:

"it's a horrid
>marketing decision. Bad mojo for a organization that 
lives on the donations
>of it's members."

I've been around hamsats long enough now (>16 years)
to vividly remember how the AMSAT movers and shakers
bludgeoned us over Mode B, which we operators
desperately wanted as primary on AO-40, but we were
told, no, we have to move higher to Mode S.

Now that many of us made the investment in Mode S and
learned the technology, now that also is into the
trash barrell because the techies have determined that
it's too noisy.

Gentlemen, the point is that the designers and
engineers are running the program just as they always
have and us users don't count for much except our
donations. I'm sorry if this comes off as sour grapes
but hell, I've been there, done that.


Jim Kelly, KK3K
Former member AMSAT #22420

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