[amsat-bb] Re: Frequency Co-ordination.

Dave Guimont dguimon1 at san.rr.com
Sun Jun 15 22:23:41 PDT 2008

>I believe this mail ought to be forwarded to *ALL* amateur radio 
>satellite organisations.
>We've - (GM1SXX & LA2QAA) - said it often enough in the last 10 
>years but if we persist, somebody just might finally get the message.
>Commander John Brannegan G4IHJ made us aware of the problem in 1994 
>... so far, to the best of my knowledge, it's been totally ignored.
>Please *DO* note the last paragraph.
>73 John.   <la2qaa at amsat.org>

John, you are so right...

If AMSAT-NA persists in it's idiotic FM voice LEO's they are 
certainly not helping the cause...

The money should be sent to Germany to help with P3E...I've been 
saying that long prior to the launch of AO-51, at a number of 
conventions I attended, to no avail...

I guess someone in there has a profit motive we know nothing about...
The guise at the time was to encourage new members..And I would bet 
the membership has gone down...they will never report membership 
levels, and I can't imagine why that would be a secret??

The skill level with AO51 is to buy an HT, and press a button...I 
can't imagine that would hold anyone's interest for long...level of 
difficulty.... equal to a cell phone...

Hopefully, the rest of the world's AMSAT's will save the operation 
and interest of amateur ssb/cw  BANDWIDTH SATELLITES, to enable at 
least several minutes of REAL COMMUNICATION, instead of the 
ridiculous callsign/gridsquare exchange that is occurring now...

My meager contributions are now going to AMSAT-DL, and I've been 
supporting Project Oscar and AMSAT-NA for 28 years...so I'm not 
exactly the new kid on the block!!

And it looks like US high school graduates are about the same level
as other countries 9th graders...

And don't any one give me any BS about my loyalty...I was a navy 
fighter pilot in WWII, Korea and Vietnam before I retired in 1967..

            73, Dave, WB6LLO
                dguimon1 at san.rr.com

                    Disagree: I learn....

               Pulling for P3E... 

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