[amsat-bb] Re: S band downlink on P3E
rwmcgwier at comcast.net
Fri Sep 8 11:56:19 PDT 2006
AMSAT is designing these ground station widgets to be sold in our store
at or near cost or similarly in the TAPR store, etc. or from some
contract manufacturer. We fully understand that to be accepted it
needs to be as cheap as possible. We are designing the ground widgets
because they will need to have very small implementation losses to work
right and the system needs to work as a system from feed to computer.
But you are an SSB user so you can ignore the digital widget and operate
As a person who has been a ham radio operator for over 40 years, and an
AMSAT technical contributor since 27 years ago, people do not get rich
quick on amateur radio. They can make a few bucks, but they will kill
themselves trying to do a really breakout product. I <<DID>> design a
killer product for AEA. I lost my shirt. If you want to make money on
what you have learned in amateur radio, you sell it outside of amateur
radio. Amateurs, outside of buying the big rig, are the absolutely
cheapest bums in existence. They would make my Scotch ancestors look
Eric H. Christensen wrote:
> Who is designing the ground equipment? It sounds like someone has a
> get-rich-quick scheme up their sleeve...
> Eric KF4OTN
> kf4otn at amsat.org
AMSAT VP Engineering. Member: ARRL, AMSAT-DL, TAPR, Packrats,
NJQRP/AMQRP, QRP ARCI, QCWA, FRC. ARRL SDR Wrk Grp Chairman
"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat.
You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los
Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly
the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there.
The only difference is that there is no cat." - Einstein
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