[amsat-bb] Re: Here we go again Was message board post

w7lrd@comcast.net w7lrd at comcast.net
Sun Jan 25 19:28:17 PST 2009

My three cents.  AO-7 is as good as it gets as far a time on satellite and distance.  It is very under used.  I have been in many three way QSO's where we do what we do.  We have a fun bunch of "characters" that I enjoy yaking with.  I believe in the concept and the idea that eventually we will have a HEO.  It depends on efforts and support now, not after launch.  I can be found on AO-7 on most passes.
73 Bob W7LRD
AMSAT 28498

"if this were easy, everyone would be doing it"

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: "Jack K." <kd1pe.1 at gmail.com> 

> I hesitate to toss my two cents in as I am not a member of AMSAT and have 
> not been one for a long time as AMSAT apparently has moved in directions my 
> interests do not lie. I still read the bb messages and I still want to get 
> back on the sats, but 15 second more or less contacts do no interest me 
> regardless of what the mode is. I have no interest in chasing sates to 
> listen to their telemetry - My feeling is that if I can not use the stinking 
> thing, then I am not going to support it. 
> So until there are some SSB high level sats going up or there is something 
> beyond the "lets talk about it" stage my efforts and my wallet won't support 
> AMSAT or anyone else. Yeah I know I am by using the BB and yes that makes me 
> a moocher, but on the other hand maybe someone will read it and take a hint 
> and once more I will have something usefull to me and my efforts and bucks 
> will once more flow outward instead of just dusting my old Sat equipment 
> which I should have sold long ago, but kept believing that one day AMSAT 
> would have a high level Sat again that actually worked when it went up 
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