[amsat-bb] Re: S-band continued.

John B. Stephensen kd6ozh at comcast.net
Sat Sep 9 20:17:10 PDT 2006

The most requested transponder was U/V (especially among members outside the
U.S.) and AMSAT did respond by increasing resources for it on Eagle.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "john hackett" <la2qaa at hotmail.com>
To: <Amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Cc: <allan_gm1sxx at hotmail.com>
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 08:50 UTC
Subject: [amsat-bb] S-band continued.

> Aw C'mon guys,
>                         You don't really expect the b.o.d. to pay any
> attention to the opinions of those whom actually "operate" on amateur
> satellites - not to speak of the paying public with their "donations".
> Be smart, tell 'em what you *don't* want - then maybe you'll get what you
> *do* want. (tongue in cheek).
> Remember ... they know better than than you! what you want - as I've oft
> times been told - (by b.o.d. members)
> (... and yes, I'm fully aware of the following "sound" reasons for some of
> the decisions).
> 1) We have to adhere to the "constructors and planners" wishes otherwise
> org: will die.
> 2) This is Amsat-NA, we can't oblige 3rd world country wishes - (even if
> DO accept their donations).
> 3) Cutting edge technology - (read: fewer and fewer participants/the
> affluent only).
> 4) Launch criteria has changed - (money, money, money).
> I just wonder if the simple mode-A that actually worked v high tech that
> doesn't - (for whatever reason) - has sunk in yet ... apparently not.
> In my opinion, RS-10 and FO-20 were the most popular and widely used
> radio satellites (worldwide) - neither of which, incidentally, had
> to do with Amsat.
> ... and before you turn on the flame throwers, yes, I AM doing my bit for
> the amateur radio satellite fraternity ... and I AM entitled to an
opinion -
> (though I am NOT asking you to agree with it) - it does appear however
> there is a continuing conflict of interests between the "planners" and the
> "users".
> 73 John. <la2qaa at amsat.org>
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