[amsat-bb] Re: Here we go again Was message board post
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
"if this were easy, everyone would be doing it"
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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
> DE KD1PE
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