[amsat-bb] Re: C Band Downconverter

Ed Long wa4swj at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 15 08:42:16 PDT 2006

While power lines may be out locally they won't be out in the entire Eagle footprint!

An emergency would require long distance communications and the "out of emergency areas" where help could be available would have power and S-band noise making it harder to hear any weak signals.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Luc Leblanc VE2DWE<mailto:lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca> 
  To: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org<mailto:AMSAT-BB at amsat.org> 
  Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 11:27 AM
  Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: C Band Downconverter

  I read:

  >There is no "ready to go" surplus stuff like the 2.6 GHz MMDS that made mode-S fairly easy for AO-

  Just to add this note how the rest of the world, "the third world" will proceed in case of an 
  emergency or natural disaster and so on. We all know even with the last year hurricane season in 
  louisianna S/C satellite will be of very little help even AO-51 does not pass any emergency 
  traffic? even if they put it in an "emergency mode" it  looks good  in the media only! 

  Still don't understand the mindings behind "THE AMSAT-NA VISION" regarding the emergency affair. 
  Could be some are still stuck with Buck Rogers cartoons...

  P.S. As the power lines are the first to go down in a natural disaster is it not logiic to believe 
  that all the S band interference will be down as well? Considerring the AMSAT-NA vissonnaires why 
  they not put this in their calculus? thay have already all the ready to go installations for AO-40 
  up and running! Is it not what we are looking for in case of an emergency "easy ready to use 

  The more i hear and read on theses visions the more i believe it makes no sense at all. Could be we 
  can ask Buffy some help... Speaking of visions at least she will offer us a young refreshing one 

  The medium is the message...The content is the audience...;)

  Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
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