[amsat-bb] Re: Phase 4 versus Eagle

sco@sco-inc.com sco at sco-inc.com
Thu Dec 13 19:28:24 PST 2007

Sprint would be down too in a Katrina situation or if the terrorists 
set off a nuclear device in Atlanta the commo in the Southeast might 
be down. How can Sprint offer the same coverage area as Hams?  How 
would Sprint tie into military and civil defense commo? The "wide 
area" must be assumed to be at least a whole state or region. If all 
normal commo in the Southeastern US goes down and you are in that 
area how far can your cell phone go to a Sprint site? Assume the 
nearest working site is at least 500 miles from you? How does Sprint 
handle that?  How do you keep the "public" out so you can handle 
emergency traffic, on Sprint? With a GEO sat we could provide commo 
in the whole lower 48 (states). How does Sprint compare to that capability?


At 06:04 PM 12/13/2007, you wrote:
>Forget the EMCOMM support, that does not make sense anymore. Read on...
>WIMAX will be available from sprint soon. THAT will be a reliable
>technology for ecom. With one access point, they will cover a wide
>area for both data and voice. NOW, imagine multiple access point
>( and I mean 2 or 3 max) and regardless of what the ecom situation
>is, help will get through.
>We have to understand here that P4 satcom for ecom is not a selling
>point anymore.
>On Dec 13, 2007, at 3:17 PM, Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
> >
> > What many of us have been trying to say is there are NO free rides
> > to GTO. The business has changed in that respect. The P4 proposal
> > opens the door to possible govermental EMCOMM funding, as well as
> > bringing in a whole new base of support.
> >
> > 73, Drew KO4MA
> >
> >
> >
>Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
>Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
>Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list