[amsat-bb] Re: Dr. Bob is Correct

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Sat Sep 9 07:45:30 PDT 2006

John Champa wrote:

>Greetings All!
>As many of you have done, I have been tracking satellite design and 
>for years.  If we have learned one thing, it is that this is not your Dad's 
>Radio.  Legacy ground gear investment is irrelevant.  We must go where the 
>constraints lead us. If that is to 10 GHz, then so be it.  And, digital is 
>the future
>of Amateur Radio (and all other radios) anyway.
>Besides, I will do nearly anything not to have to mess around on the roof 
>again with that
>huge long-boomed 145 MHz cross-polarized yagi.  You could shoot you eye out! 
>John - K8OCL
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Hi, John,
Glad you are giving an honest opinion to this thread (mailbox 
filler!!??).  Yes, I have always said that it is easier to use the 
Higher bands with the size of antennas being a constraint.  I read 
Rick's, W2GPS,  note on this and he has the posture of time being on his 
side and he is correct.  With the areas inside Eagle for experimentation 
and inclusion, we can get a 2.4 ghz transmitter built to be included 
before launch time.(Volunteers and efforts stepping up in time, of 
course) This being farther away than initial ideas planned. 
Rick knows that I do a lot of grass roots work for our organization and 
we need to re-interest our base of "operators" to rejoin our ranks.  The 
standing non-scientific polls I take at Hamfests, demo's etc. are 
overwhelmingly in favor of HEO birds and "not" obsoleting what a ham has 
presently accumulated for satellite use.  We have a good chance to do 
this now and quell those that believe our elected officials have been 
born without ears(HI!).  I have spent many conversations with our 
officials explaining this to them-with purpose.
Remember, Friday September 15th, is the deadline for voting in new board 
members- I suggest you use this leverage as a direct entusiastic stamp 
of approval (or dis-approval) towards what you believe.  Keep those 145 
arrays pointing in the proper direction !
Dee, NB2F
NJ AMSAT Coordinator
LM 2324

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