[amsat-bb] Re: BOD and Vince's short memory

Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL vlfiscus at mcn.net
Mon Apr 26 16:55:09 PDT 2010

At 01:55 PM 4/26/2010 -0400, Andrew Glasbrenner 
<glasbrenner at mindspring.com> wrote:
>Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL wrote:
>>   I say keep it in linear mode all the time because the Amsat-na board 
>> of directors don't want to build linear satellites. They only want 
>> single channel FM satellites that sound like a circus. Fox will probably 
>> sound the same way.
>>Vince KB7ADL
>Vince, we've been over this ground before:
>to which you actually sent me an apology in response (which I still have). 
>Have things changed since then, or do you just feel liking fomenting 
>discontent, again?
>The BOD would like nothing better than to launch a high orbit transponder, 
>but it's not within our capability right now, due to lack of funding and 
>lack of technical volunteers. Your misrepresentations of the BOD aren't 
>helping your assumed cause or AMSAT at all.
>73, Drew KO4MA

Yes, It was a momentary lapse of memory on my part, cheerleading for linear 
satellites & HEO's. I had a couple of nice contacts.  One was the ops first 
satellite contact ever, and on a linear bird no less. He handled the 
doppler like an old pro.  The other station was the first contact for him 
on HO-68.  We couldn't have talked that long on AO-51, it would have upset 
everyone trying to pinch out a grid.


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