[amsat-bb] Re: Radio amateur calling protocol

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at pacbell.net
Mon Feb 25 21:08:29 PST 2008

My .02 about why it was built.
The Powers That Be wanted something that could be
built relatively cheap, and take advantage of what
rides were available.
I'm not real happy with newcomers being introduced to
a flying repeater as "Satellite Operation" either, but
at least *something* got launched in a timely manner.
And like you, I'm pulling for another HEO linear bird!
73, Jim  KQ6EA

--- Dave Guimont <dguimon1 at san.rr.com> wrote:

> The answer to all of these ridiculous arguments on
> calling protocol 
> is, of course, quit building FM voice 2 user
> satellites, like AO51.
> AO7, is what, 25 years old, none of those problems
> existed there, and 
> still don't today.
> Blame those that encouraged and built  AO51....
> A lot of us voiced our disapproval at the time it
> was proposed, 
> mostly for that very reason....and lost...
> Why was it built??
>             73, Dave, WB6LLO
>                 dguimon1 at san.rr.com
>                     Disagree: I learn....
>                Pulling for P3E... 
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