[amsat-bb] The Eagle has died, my original point.
vk6xh at arach.net.au
Thu Sep 14 16:51:19 PDT 2006
As I started this thread perhaps I should finish it.
My original point was the ratio of Satellite operators to experimenters
must be about 50:1, so it makes far more sense to put up a bird that
people will and more importantly " can " use than continually
developing more and more sophisticated modes etc.
The biggest thrill I've had in 25 years as a Ham is to work 67 countries
and all continents in the 18 months or so that I discovered AO-40. I'd
played with AO 7 etc back in 80-81 but this was " FUN " and thats the
point I tried to make with my earlier post.
I will donate to P3E as it will give me many options to use the gear I
already have. There are no other options for me, living in Western
Australia, Leo's are a complete waste of time and money, I can talk to
myself on every pass on any satellite going over, no one else will be
there to reply !! Well maybe the same 2 or 3 people.
If Amsat NA must persue the Eagle option then please be prepared to
revert back to AO-13 / AO-40 type birds when it fails.
Can we finish this hread of mine now please?
VK6XH & VK6DXR
Vice-President Northern Corridor Radio Group ( VK6ANC )
Amsat NA 35338
TenTec Omni VI, FlexRadio SDR 1000 , 5 Band Spiderbeam.
Wireless Institute of Australia
Previous calls include VK6DXC, VK6BRK,G6HHV, G0HEI & G1GHZ
You're just jealous 'cos the voices only speak to me.........
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