[amsat-bb] Re: Why do the amsats get more and more complex?

Roger Kolakowski rogerkola at aol.com
Sun Sep 24 20:58:29 PDT 2006

My Prog Line works just fine thank you and 6BH6's are a dime a
dozen...plus...less worry about EMP....did anyone else see the Gonset Gooney
Box amplifier in this week's "Jerico?" I know I'm o/t...I'll go back into my


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Oler" <cvn65vf94 at msn.com>
To: <smeuse at mara.org>; <k4shf at k4shf.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2006 10:52 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Why do the amsats get more and more complex?

> Steve
> "
> This is a classic argument. Let's step into a time machine for a
> here is the problem with your point.  I agree that technical advancement
> important...but to have technical advancement for no real purpose isnt.
> Unlike most of the modes you mention, amateur satellite communications has
> really "not" caught on in the amateur community.
> A main reason is that there is not a dependable reliable source of high
> altitude (or even low altitude) satellites that are the essential
> part(perhaps the ultimate part) of the equation.
> Imagine if there were the same number of amateur FM repeaters as their are
> linear transponders on amateur radio satellites.
> Do you think we would have gotten much past tube strip line radios?
> I dont.
> Robert Oler WB5MZO/5
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