[amsat-bb] Re: Government control has exceeded constitutional limitations.

John Magliacane kd2bd at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 24 11:15:21 PDT 2007

--- Ernest Erickson <aec9823 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> With all our money at the government's disposal, you
> would think that their brilliant minds should be able
> to think their way through this so-called interference
> and find a sutiable solution to a simple problem, such
> as side lobe rejection, additional band pass filtering
> or whatever is required to minimize or eliminate this
> 'interference' althogether.

I agree.

This discussion came up recently on the "Tech Net", hosted by K2RIW on
Long Island, an audio archive of which can be found at: http://amateurradio.tv/

Specifically, 40 minutes into the following clip, the PAVE PAWS discussion
can be found:


(It's a 6.5 MB file)

The discussion points out that this RADAR system has been around for quite a
number of years and is an extremely agile system, so it should be immune to
simple forms of interference caused by regular Amateur Radio communications.

If PAVE PAWS is *THAT* easily interfered with, and that fact is not a secret,
what does that say about its usefulness?

73, de John, KD2BD

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