[amsat-bb] Re: Phase 4 versus Eagle

Robert McGwier rwmcgwier at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 21:51:38 PST 2007

This is complete and utter bull hockey.  When you have a large scale
natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina, or 9/11,  you have a
collapse of the necessary infrastructure needed to support Cell, WiMAX,
etc.  I am a communications professional.  I deal professionally every
single day, most of the hours int he day with WiMax/802.16, all parts.

The thing we can provide is the stand alone, disaster proof
communications system in the earliest hours after a natural or man made
disaster because we will be far removed from the affected area with the
host for our infrastructure and the lightweight terminals we are
designing can be hand carried in, run on batteries until generators get
set up and provide local and national level communications.

You simply do not know what you are talking about.


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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