[amsat-bb] Re: Frequency Co-ordination.

Andrew Koenig andrewkoenig at thathamkid.com
Mon Jun 16 23:23:23 PDT 2008

The FM birds are all that I have access to at the moment. I personally don't
mind the fast paced callsign/grid exchange, but that doesn't seem to float
some people's boat. I do just fine. My income is very limited, since being
14 years old doesn't really pay that much. I cannot afford some of these
fancy all mode rigs that can even make you a cup of coffee. All I've got in
my inventory is several FM UHF and VHF rigs that get me on the FM birds.

Amateur Radio is a wide spectrum. There's lots of different things that can
take place in different ways. Some rely on the ionosphere to get their
contact, and other's rely on the pass predictions. It's not easy to float
everybody's boat, but most of the time we seem to get along OK. Where the
real inconsistencies begin to take effect is when there is one organization
that powers different interests, and when it is blamed for entertaining one
interest at the current time, but not another.

Would it be possible for you all to stop complaining and start volunteering
for anything? All of this eQRM about "Oh let's get a real bird in the air"
is driving me nuts. Volunteer. Make a "real" bird happen, but don't press
that send button if it can be interpreted as eQRM.

And by the way, I think getting anything launched into space and then
successfully working is quite an accomplishment.

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 12:23 AM, Dave Guimont <dguimon1 at san.rr.com> wrote:

> >I believe this mail ought to be forwarded to *ALL* amateur radio
> >satellite organisations.
> >
> >We've - (GM1SXX & LA2QAA) - said it often enough in the last 10
> >years but if we persist, somebody just might finally get the message.
> >
> >Commander John Brannegan G4IHJ made us aware of the problem in 1994
> >... so far, to the best of my knowledge, it's been totally ignored.
> >
> >Please *DO* note the last paragraph.
> >
> >73 John.   <la2qaa at amsat.org>
> John, you are so right...
> If AMSAT-NA persists in it's idiotic FM voice LEO's they are
> certainly not helping the cause...
> The money should be sent to Germany to help with P3E...I've been
> saying that long prior to the launch of AO-51, at a number of
> conventions I attended, to no avail...
> I guess someone in there has a profit motive we know nothing about...
> The guise at the time was to encourage new members..And I would bet
> the membership has gone down...they will never report membership
> levels, and I can't imagine why that would be a secret??
> The skill level with AO51 is to buy an HT, and press a button...I
> can't imagine that would hold anyone's interest for long...level of
> difficulty.... equal to a cell phone...
> Hopefully, the rest of the world's AMSAT's will save the operation
> and interest of amateur ssb/cw  BANDWIDTH SATELLITES, to enable at
> least several minutes of REAL COMMUNICATION, instead of the
> ridiculous callsign/gridsquare exchange that is occurring now...
> My meager contributions are now going to AMSAT-DL, and I've been
> supporting Project Oscar and AMSAT-NA for 28 years...so I'm not
> exactly the new kid on the block!!
> And it looks like US high school graduates are about the same level
> as other countries 9th graders...
> And don't any one give me any BS about my loyalty...I was a navy
> fighter pilot in WWII, Korea and Vietnam before I retired in 1967..
>            73, Dave, WB6LLO
>                dguimon1 at san.rr.com
>                    Disagree: I learn....
>               Pulling for P3E...
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Andrew K.

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