[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Usage - 2012

Bob DeVarney W1ICW we1u at myfairpoint.net
Tue Aug 28 17:21:18 PDT 2012

Looks like I stirred up a hornet's nest here, and I apologize for that. 
I do not mean to condemn Cubesats.. as someone else said I tend to 
generalize and say Cubesat when I mean EasySat. I guess I miss the days 
of the Molniya orbit birds when you didn't have to do much for antenna 
pointing for quite a while and could enjoy unhurried, casual QSOs night 
after night...

I support AMSAT and will continue to do so no matter what..

VY 73 de W1ICW

On 8/28/2012 6:25 PM, Clayton Coleman W5PFG wrote:
> And I thought CubeSat was just a platform.  Why condemn it to one mode/variety?
> We have all kinds of CubeSats -- Beep Beeps, FM repeaters, Photo bugs,
> Linear transponders, AX.25 beep-beepers, science fair projects.
> Sounds a lot like the ham community -- diverse.
> 73
> Clayton
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 2:59 PM, Jim Jerzycke <kq6ea at verizon.net> wrote:
>> I think most American hams associate "cube sat" with "easy sat", which
>> equals an FM satellite, like AO-51.
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