[amsat-bb] Fox, "Easy Sats"....et al....

Joe nss at mwt.net
Sat Jul 4 17:19:30 UTC 2015


Funny how a linear bird is a technical challenge, wow, as a novice in 
1975 I listened to Oscar 6 & 7 all the time. and once up graded used 
them also all the time. Sad to think that 1970's technology is high tech 
to anyone.
Joe WB9SBD
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On 7/4/2015 12:10 PM, Paul Stoetzer wrote:
> Michael,
>
> The idea is to get people hooked on satellite operating and then have
> them "graduate" to more challenging aspects of satellite operating.
>
> AMSAT is, of course, working on projects that be more of a technical
> challenge than FM satellites, like Fox-1E with a linear transponder
> and the geosynchronous P4B project.
>
> 73,
>
> Paul, N8HM
>
> On Sat, Jul 4, 2015 at 1:02 PM, Michael <Mat_62 at charter.net> wrote:
>> Once again I feel the need to say that we have gone in the wrong direction
>> by trying to convince everyone how easy a  "sat"  is to work with a handheld
>> antenna. I got into satellite communication because of the technical
>> challenge involved, not by how "easy it was".
>>   This whole half or full duplex issue is a symptom of  "dumbing down" There
>> should never be any question on it.  Full duplex should ALWAYS be used.
>> 73,
>> Michael, W4HIJ
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