[amsat-bb] Re: Phase 4 versus Eagle

Edward Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Thu Dec 13 21:37:36 PST 2007

Beg to differ:

the Katrina experience showed the fallacy of your reasoning.  EVERY 
commercial approach to emcomm has failed to understand this simple 
fact.  Fixed infrastructure will fail.  There was NO comms in the 
Gulf coast after Katrina ... except ham radio ... and one satellite 
phone owned by the national guard.  (all their other sat-phones had 
been sent to Iraq)  My wife comes from Pass Christian, MS and we 
still had a house down there when Katrina hit.

I HOPE that this is hitting home with the officials.  P4 is a great 
international emcomm tool.  Not everyone lives in metro America!

73 Ed - KL7UW   er that's in Alaska....a place with no roads in 75% 
of the land - Wimax, cell phones, I-tune --- Ha ha!
but even in 1964 ham radio WAS the communications that worked in the 
2nd largest earthquake to hit the world!

At 02:04 PM 12/13/2007, 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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