[amsat-bb] Re: Fuel on the emergency communications(satellite)fire

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Sun Sep 24 20:56:09 PDT 2006

On 24 Sep 2006 at 16:31, Dave Guimont wrote:

> It is quite apparent that some on here have never been on either end 
> of a need for communications, either in the form of a drill for 
> training, or more importantly on the receiving end in an ACTUAL emergency...
> Some of us have been on both ends.  And, PARTCULARLY, when you need 
> an assist, ANY method of communications, no matter how brief, may be 
> the one you need...
> Jungle drums, smoke signals,  a five minute satellite pass, cell 
> phone, indian code talkers, I'll take anything I can get!!

AND lets put in space a satellite where users can at a minimum TALK between themselves and if a 
side effect of this GOOD communicating is making it available for emergencies communication go 

AMATEUR RADIO is no more ahead of any other technology
AMATEUR RADIO is no more a leader in the communication world
AMATEUR RADIO is like hunting and fishing not COOL just an old folks affair for the RAVE generation
AMATEUR RADIO is not a major commination asset in case of emergency situation.

AMATEUR RADIO for those who remains active ON THE AIR is a communication tool period.

If you read any actual ham publication you will see near the same topics that we can read 20 years 
ago. But there is still a bunch of folks who still believe they are living in the past and who 
refuse to see the actual reality. They bulls... all of us with false pretensions regarding 
technological breakthrough who are in the commercial market since near a decade.

Those visionaries are still unable to design a single simple HEO satellite to achieve the needs of 
the users who only wants a simple linear transponder PERIOD

Why going toward exotic mode CC rider laser gps and so on experiments? to please the builders? OF 
COURSE as if they don't want to do what theses "teckies babies" yell and cry for they will not 
going to build it at all.

Lets going out this teckies baby cry syndrome and just go for the simplest HEO possible this time 
and who will not sleep well tonight thinking the new Eagle will not be as cool as the last 
technology is actually? no one aside of some who still think amateur radio will make this 
incredible new communication breakthrough as amateur radio was in 1920.

On paper amateur radio is an experimenting hobby but replicating what it is available on the shelve 
just leave an after taste of "déja vue" Is it really experimenting or duplicating in pale colour?


A HEO with a proven communicating platform where users can use their actual equipment.
An experimental platform where those who want to use and play exotic mode can use it without 
disturbing the first platform.

Forget theses emergency new mode focusing only and go for a real KISS communication HEO.

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

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
WAC basic,CW,Phone,Satellite
Skype VE2DWE

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