[amsat-bb] Fox1C & Fox1E
n6jsx at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 14 15:41:31 UTC 2018
First off Salute to AMSAT for AO-92, lots of work and small rewards.
Now that AO-85, AO-91, AO92 are great successes can you please post a brief plan/schedule for Fox1C & Fox1E? Inquiring minds want to know.
I really wonder if the HAM Sales big boys know what AMSAT has done for their radio marketing with four HT'able FM birds flying? AMSAT's efforts has raised high awareness to a forgotten aspect of this big hobby. HAMs will be buying SAT capable radios, antennas, software and more to make their first SAT contact. An increase in AMSAT memberships is good but I just hope the SAT equipment manufactures donate very generously to AMSAT awarding AMSAT for bringing back a near dead sales area. I also hope the MFG see the benefit to designing/marketing SAT specific radios (like the old FT-236/326). We could use a D-310G (as a sister to the B-310G) to minimize the beam size and make an eggbeater usable.
Dale Kubichek, MS-EET, N6JSX
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