[amsat-bb] Re: Use of Amateur Satellite Frequencies by Olympic andParalympic Games

Ted k7trkradio at charter.net
Tue Apr 24 15:31:47 PDT 2012

Yeah, that's right....one certainly wouldn't take the unselfish high road
and just let the disabled athletes have the air for 10 days or so. Playing
with your ham radio is much more important than that...

"The 2012 Summer Paralympic Games will be the fourteenth Paralympics and
will take place between 29 August and 9 September 2012. The Games will be
held in London, United Kingdom after the city was successful with its bid
for the Paralympics and Summer Olympic Games.

Even though 2012 will be London's third Olympic Games, it will be the first
Paralympic Games to be staged there, as the event was created after the last
time the city hosted in 1948. It is however the second time that the United
Kingdom hosts a Paralympic Games. The 1984 Summer Paralympics were hosted in
both Stoke Mandeville, United Kingdom and Long Island, New York, United
States. Also, the first organized athletic event for athletes with a
disability that coincided with the Olympic Games took place on the day of
the opening of the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. Dr.
Ludwig Guttmann of Stoke Mandeville Hospital[1] hosted a sports competition
for British World War II veteran patients with spinal cord injuries. The
first games were called the 1948 International Wheelchair Games, and were
intended to coincide with the 1948 Olympics.[2] Dr. Guttman's aim was to
create an elite sports competition for people with disabilities that would
be equivalent to the Olympic Games.[2] The games were held again at the same
location in 1952, and Dutch veterans took part alongside the British, making
it the first international competition of its kind. These early
competitions, also known as the Stoke Mandeville Games, have been described
as the precursors of the Paralympic Games.[3"

Your attitude makes me sick

73, Ted, K7TRK

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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Use of Amateur Satellite Frequencies by Olympic
andParalympic Games

On 21/04/12 04:58, George Henry wrote:
> I guess OFCOM doesn't understand that satellite downlinks like AO-27's
> and SO-50's don't respect international borders, and certainly won't
> shut down just to accommodate their foolhardy choice of frequencies...
> George, KA3HSW

Especially when you consider that it's a tiny chunk of England that is 
affected.  It's not going to stop me using 70cm.

If they've any sense, they'll stay out of the passband of the handful of 
working 70cm downlinks, though.

Gordonjcp MM0YEQ
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