[amsat-bb] Re: Phase 4

Mike Honer amhoner at rtmc.net
Wed Oct 31 07:04:32 PST 2007

Dave, Nate was probably more correct than any of us realize at this point in 
time, and so were you.

This bird will be extremely poular among "today's crowd", and will probably 
bring out an entirely new crop of amateurs who will enjoy playing, but will 
avoid helping to pay the costs involved. I think we should either be 
prepared to endure this without complaint, or have a plan to deal with this 
opportunity to gain new paying members of AMSAT.

I think that this sat will be workable using cross-band Split, and not 
require duplex, doppler compensation, etc.

This may serve to assuage the feelings of disappointment of those who find 
that they can't work it with their H-Ts.

I think we can expect complaints about those "high dollar" 2M and 440 yagis, 

I just remembered that old song that went " there must be fifty ways to 
leave your lover". Maybe there are at least 3 ways to bring these new users 
completely on board. (Get a new plan, Sam)

I am thinking about the example of registration of software in order to use 
all of its features as a possible approach.

It has not escaped me that there will be considerable commonality of 
hardware between Eagle and Phase 4, so that any effort will benefit both 
projects, and that is good.

Mike Honer W1BFN
LM 2252

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