[amsat-bb] Re: JUBILEE and other frustrations
stargatesg1 at verizon.net
Thu May 29 16:36:11 PDT 2008
Actually, I would like to put a different slant on it.
Collecting the data, even from a purely scientific mission,
gives hams a chance to provide valuable downlink time for LEO
satellites at all times.
As for me, this gives me the feeling of being part of the scientific
just my .02 worth.
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: JUBILEE and other frustrations
> 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?
> 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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> Ernie Howard, Jr W8EH Middletown, Ohio
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