[amsat-bb] Re: Amateur Satellites and the emergency on tornadoin Oklahoma and Texas
wageners at gmail.com
Wed May 22 16:36:11 PDT 2013
the link you provide is on the "old" Amsat-NA website and is a copy of the
Nothing more, nothing less and Bill's point is very valid. While amateur
radio has a great history of emergency services and is one of the true key
public services, amateur radio satellite are currently not part of it. That
does not mean they cannot be used, but they are just too limited. There is
a reason why 99.9% of emergency services within NA using amateur radio are
based on ground services trough VHF/UHF and HF and not satellites!
On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 5:48 PM, i8cvs <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Acito" <w1pa at hotmail.com>
> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:13 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Amateur Satellites and the emergency on tornadoin
> Oklahoma and Texas
> > Domenico,
> > With all due respect, you base much of your
> > argument on a single sentence on a marketing web page.
> Hi Bill, W1PA
> The following page is not a marketing web page but an
> official AMSAT-NA web page
> > The "emergency" access ability may have been
> > used as part of the justification for funding
> > or launch vehicle access; it doesn't mean it works for that
> > in any practical situation.
> If you you mean that the the "emergency" access ability used
> by AMSAT as part of the justification for funding or launch
> vehicle access it doesn't mean it works for that in any practical
> situation it is like to say that AMSAT tells falsehood to NASA
> and ESA but as far I know AMSAT is not used to talk nonsense.
> > Bill W1PA (in New England, but I also live on the path of
> > the now 2nd deadliest tornado -- Worcester 1953)
> 73" de i8CVS Domenico
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