[amsat-bb] Re: OH2AUE P3E transponder demo video

Gus 8P6SM 8p6sm at anjo.com
Mon Oct 15 17:26:44 PDT 2012

On 10/15/2012 05:55 PM, Clayton Coleman wrote:
> I don't agree with these elitist arguments for intentionally making
> things difficult.  This "anti-easy-sat" mentality doesn't buy us
> anything. Let the dead horse decompose.

I don't think anybody actually wants to make things deliberately harder.
 But hams have always pushed the boundaries.  Going further with less
power and less bandwidth.  Fooling around with useless frequencies above
1 MHz.  And so forth.  And the satellite operator is no different.

It may be easy to reliably work a future generation of satellites with
an HT and a rubber duckie.  But that won't be challenging.  And we (the
operators) won't be learning anything new.

> Driving innovation and spawning a new generation of experimenters is a
> more realistic vision.  Create opportunities for people to step
> outside their "box" and homebrew equipment.  That excites people.

Which is a long way of saying "I want hard sats!"  :-)
73, de Gus 8P6SM
The Easternmost Isle

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