[amsat-bb] Re: JUBILEE and other frustrations

Dale-KL7XJ daleh at alaska.net
Thu May 29 13:42:55 PDT 2008

Ernie Howard wrote:
> Amen, there is an excess on here for some reason. Maybe the reason is they 
> have too much idle time and are not doing anything productive?
> Ernie
> Robert Bruninga wrote:
>>> There seems to be a proliferation of satellites 
>>> using the Amateur bands as cheap down links,  
>>> and using Radio Amateurs as a cheap way of 
>>> collecting their data. It is MY personal belief 
>>> that a satellite should only use our hard-earned 
>>> and much coveted frequencies if they REALLY do 
>>> carry an Amateur Radio payload... I.E. 
>>> a Transponder! 
>> While I too like to see transponders, I do not like to see all
>> the negativizim, hate and rabble-rousing against those who
>> actually get something into space.  The self-richeous nay-saying
>> comments are about as practical as these:
>> "Those HF contesters should not be using the Amateur Bands, they
>> should be passing useful communications or traffic!"
>> "Those Traffic passers are not real amateur operators, because
>> they will not respond with QSL's!"
>> "Those old fud rag chewers on HF think they own the frequency.
>> They should let others use the frequency for more useful
>> communications"
>> "Those FM commuters are just wasting air time, saying the same
>> old thing every day.  Why don't they just use a cell phone!"
>> "Those AM guys are just wasting 6 KHz of spectrum, they should
>> be made illegal on the amateur bands"
>> "Who wants to look at all those SSTV pictures,  Its just the
>> same old post-card!  They should not be using 3 KHz of bandwidth
>> for such stupid applications"...
>> "Those Winlink guys are killing amateur radio by turning the
>> bands into an automatic communications system."
>> "Those Echolink and IRLP links are bad for ham radio.  Why don't
>> they just use HF or a phone if they want to talk to someone far
>> away."
>> "Those Radio control Airplanes operating on the Amateur band
>> should never be there, they are not communications".
>> "Those experimental Balloons just transmit pictures and
>> telemetry, without a transponder, they have no purpose in
>> Amateur Radio"
>> And on and on...
>> Face, it.. Ham radio is as rich in applications as there are
>> innovative and resourceful people.  If you want something done,
>> then go do it.  If you don't like what others are doing with
>> their hobby, then get out of the way.
>> Public negativizim and constant complaining never accomplishes
>> anything except darken our collective hobby.  Save that for the
>> politicians who are supposed to respond to their constituents.
>> For a hobby that is just the collective "us" with each licensed
>> individual having the same equal opportunities as everyone else,
>> complaining about what others do is just pointless.
>> Bob, WB4APR
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Well put!  Bob,
The negative attitudes expressed on the bb does nothing but confuse
and discourage newbies.

Dale _ KL7XJ

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