[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
> frequencies.
> 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 
> station.
> 7.  And of course, all FM satellite passes should have at least one
> on-air "operations policeman"
> Merle,
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