[amsat-bb] Re: FD
Louis House, KD5GM
kd5gm at att.net
Tue Jun 28 14:34:50 PDT 2011
Sounds Democratic... Throw a lot of money in the air and then control it
beyond any reasonable use. 8-). It has been more fun reading about the out
of this world FD events than it would have been trying to work anyone with
an :"OSCAR CLASS" station running 2 watts out put. Long live AO-07!
Thanks AMSAT for the OSCARS, all of them.
LOUIS, KD5GM in EL29kq
CW, The original digital mode
AMSAT #37061: FIST #3606
----- Original Message -----
From: "Merle Olmsted" <mlolmsted at fuse.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 08:03 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] FD
> Lets see now, some tongue in cheek ideas on the use of FM birds.
> 1. FCC prohibit FM radios that put out more than 5 watts on satellite
> 2. FM satellites should have controlled access similar to closed
> repeaters so only "authorized" operators could use them.
> 3. Ban the use of any satellite antenna not hand held and with more
> than 1 db gain.
> 4. Prohibit the use of computers in plotting satellite paths or
> tracking satellites. Obviously, if the antenna is hand held, electronic
> tracking devices would be eliminated.
> 5. During FD operation, since it is an "Emergency Readiness
> Operation", class 1D should be eliminated.
> 6. FM satellites, when activated by the control station, should have
> should have the capability of blocking multiple calls from the same
> 7. And of course, all FM satellite passes should have at least one
> on-air "operations policeman"
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