[amsat-bb] Re: Phase 4 versus Eagle
starlight04 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 22:10:02 PST 2007
Well, good conversation without getting personal.
Wimax is a new technology with great potential. Also, you talk about
sat phones...what if the price of satphones drops to a level where it
is affordable by many.
I am FOR a P4 type bird. I am also a realistic.
I am FOR Eagle, but only one project done correctly at a time.
While we brainstorm here for nothing since AMSAT-NA will do business
as usual, the Germans are progressing in assembling their future Oscar.
Congratulations to AMSAT-DL!
On Dec 14, 2007, at 12:37 AM, Edward Cole wrote:
> 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!
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