[amsat-bb] Re: The Eagle has died.

Robert Oler cvn65vf94 at msn.com
Sat Sep 9 21:33:25 PDT 2006


I delurk to note this.  It will be entertaining to see if Eagle is 
built...ie if the money shows up for it...and then it will be entertaining 
to see how many pony up for the specialized radios the special modes are 
going to take.  A lot of the latter will dependon what the cost are.

The fact that the birds get more complicated and die quicker (well AO-40 was 
certianly "less") will kill any serious traditional amateur radio manufactor 
from pushing the specialized gear.   A startup or two might try the gear 
(particularly if AMSAT designs it) but odds are it will be virtually useless 
if the bird dies, which after AO-40 will be on everyone's mind.

It will also be interesting to see how P3E affects this, when it strikes me 
as very likely that P3E will fly...at some point.  I sometimes look back on 
the AO-40 Easy Sat articles (well written by Steve Ford) and smile.

anyway intresting comments on your part.

Robert Oler WB5MZO/portable

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Robert Oler WB5MZO Houston TX

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