[amsat-bb] Re: There's no usable satellites
domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Mon Oct 24 10:24:22 PDT 2011
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From: "Bato,Andras" <bato at starjan.hu>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 5:28 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] There's no usable satellites
> I have spent too much money on an FT-847!
> I had better to buy a well equipped HF transceiver instead!
> There is practically no usable satellites -except for AO-7 and VO-52.
> The problem is that you can find always the same stations on them.
> F2IL is in my log about 300 times...
> Spending money on FM satellites were made according to long term plans
> of IARU, ARRL and AMSAT which had been a dream of
> handling emergency traffic using hand-held equipment and antenna -as far
> as I know.
> Satellite activity is seriously declining!
> gl de ha6nn
You are one of the only person that agree with me because if you like to
talk for more than 5 seconds giving only your call and locator into a lot
of QRM on a FM satellites actually for a decent QSO there are no usable
satellites except AO-7 and VO-52 and this is why I pull for a HEO satellite
like P3-E but every time I did it I receive a lot of insult in AMSAT-BB
I spent a lot of money on satellites according to the long term plans of
IARU, ARRL and AMSAT which promised to provide us with HEO satellites
to communicate worldwide much better than in HF.
After AO40 died about then years ago my antennas for the S band and K
band are becaming rusty over the roof waiting for the future but....what
future if we cannot experiment on worldwide satellite communications
using from VHF to the microwave bands ?
Yes you are right writing:"I had better to buy a well equipped HF
transceiver instead! "
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