[amsat-bb] Re: Phase 4 versus Eagle

Scott Townley nx7u at cox.net
Thu Dec 13 21:30:29 PST 2007

Ha...you've been reading too many press releases.
There is nothing fundamentally different in WiMax than any other wide-area 
wireless service.  It's still radio, folks.

At 16:04 2007-12-13, MKM 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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Scott Townley NX7U
Gilbert, AZ  DM43di
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