[amsat-bb] Re: Radio amateur calling protocol

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Feb 26 07:23:42 PST 2008

> ...quit building FM voice 2 user satellites...
> [on] AO7 none of those problems existed...

Yes, and hardly anyone uses it...

> Why was [AO51] built??

Because lots of people like to use it from their mobiles, and
their HT's and it is a great way to get into satellites with
innexpensive radios that everyone has.  

> Disagree: I learn....

There are lots of aspects to the ham radio hobby.  Many people
like different things.  Those who like AO51 like it and it is a
great assset for them.  Those who like AO7 use it.  There is no
need to try to force all users to like only one aspect of
Amateur Satellites.  But one thing is certain, we need to reach
out to more ham radio operators and get them to appreciate how
easy it is to communicate via satelites.  And every single one
of them has an FM radio.


More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list