[amsat-bb] WIMAX vs Ham GEO

sco@sco-inc.com sco at sco-inc.com
Thu Dec 13 19:52:43 PST 2007

I read a little bit on WIMAX and they are talking about 3-10 
kilometers of support. That really would have helped a lot during the 
Katrina rescue or in a nuclear attack. Ham Radio is the last line of 
commo in an emergency. Be it short distance or arround the world. It 
does not require an infastructure between two stations. And if the 
ham repeater is on location 24/7 (in orbit) and can be reached by any 
ham in the lower USA, that system would trump any civilian system out 
there today. That is why i believe HS would help fund us to be ready 
for the nuclear attacks that will most likely come in the future. I 
hope we get a sat in orbit before this administration is replaced and 
the next one might not think we are worth the money or that no more 
attacks are coming.


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
> >
> >
> >
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