[amsat-bb] Re: This comment is INSANE...
andres at msu.edu
Thu Jun 14 14:12:24 PDT 2007
Ah, for AO-51 and not the FM birds. That makes all the difference.
On Thursday 14 June 2007 16:55:04 Ford, Steve, WB8IMY wrote:
> I am the person at the ARRL that authored the statement in question. It
> appeared in a Field Day special insert published in the June issue of QST.
> The statement is part of a section that discusses how to make a successful
> Field Day contact on OSCAR 51, a satellite that presently functions as a
> single-channel FM repeater. The suggestion to use as much power as
> available applied to Field Day stations, not everyday operating. But more
> importantly, the suggestion was intended to apply to AO-51 *only.* I would
> never suggest such a practice for communicating through a linear
> transponder satellite, during Field Day or at any other time.
> I apologize for any misunderstanding.
> 73 . . . Steve Ford, WB8IMY
> QST Editor
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org on behalf of Stephan Andre'
> Sent: Thu 6/14/2007 3:11 PM
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: This comment is INSANE...
> I would agree that the comment below is rather nuts, but it is important
> to remember that this is an *unattributed statement* at the current time.
> We cannot know that this was a true statement.
> I am hoping that someone connected with the ARRL can get someone
> there to comment on this. Obviously this is a false statement, but I
> don't believe that an ARRL official said that. If someone can produce
> an actual quote thats Googled, that is different.
> Either way the ARRL really ought to make some kind of statement
> about this.
> --STeve Andre'
> wb8wsf en82
> On Thursday 14 June 2007 14:37:35 Ernest Erickson wrote:
> > After reading several articles posted by menbers, this
> > particular line really stood out.
> > How can someone supposedly 'responsible' make such a
> > stupid comment?
> > They obviously have no idea that more power than
> > neccessary robs power from ALL users on the
> > satellites.
> > (snip)
> > Someone from the ARRL, who shall
> > >> > remain nameless, is actually recommending as much
> > >> > uplink power as possible to improve one's
> > chances,(/snip)
> > This is especially true with SSB/CW transponders.
> > This is thoughtless commenting in general, and must be
> > ignored, but such a person should be informed that
> > making statements such as this is NOT what we need
> > from a 'reputable' organization, if indeed, it
> > actually came from someone within the ARRL.
> > Just my .02C on the subject.
> > 73!
> > Ernest A. Erickson, KA9UCE
> > Applied Electronic Communications, AEC
> > 10711 East Verbina Lane
> > Florence, AZ. 85232
> > 520.723.0602
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