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

Jeff Moore tnetcenter at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 09:11:45 PDT 2008

***Comments in line  --  Jeff  --  KE7ACY

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Guimont" <dguimon1 at san.rr.com>

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 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...

*** If that's what you think, then you obviously haven't tried it!

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...

****  You do what you gotta do in the amount of time you have to do it. 
That's the challenge!

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!!

****  Send all your money to Germany!  Why not move there too?

And it looks like US high school graduates are about the same level
as other countries 9th graders...

****  What's this got to do with the subject at hand??  You can blame all 
the liberals for this, but what's it got to do with satellite frequency 

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..

****  It's attitudes like yours that are killing amateur radio!  You want 
more members in Amsat, give the ham community something to work that doesn't 
require $10,000 rigs/setups  that you click a couple of mouse buttons and 
then sit back and chat for 4 hours.  Where's the challenge in that?  You 
might have to get out of your chair and go move your antenna manually??

**** I've been in ham radio a whopping 4 years!  In that time, I've done 
rocket and balloon tracking, vhf/uhf voice comm, APRS, ARES, packet, HF 
voice, and lately vhf/hf digital modes.  I tried working the ISS a couple of 
years ago and gave up figuring that I didn't have the equipment ( or 
budget ) necessary to do it.  It took a ham out of Mexico, that wanted to 
work my grid to get me into satellites.  If he had the same attitude as you, 
it wouldn't have happened.  He's got the equipment to work HEO sats, but 
he's not sitting around moaning and groaning about the the lack of sats 
(HEO) to work, he's out there getting hams involved in sats!  When's the 
last time you elmered a 14 year old kid that's interested in ham radio like 
the kid that answered in an earlier reply??  The result of the efforts of 
that one ham in Mexico???  At least a half dozen hams (of all ages) are now 
active on the satellites in our area (central Oregon) with at least a couple 
dozen more exposed to it and interested!  If any of them were exposed toyour 
attitude, that wouldn't have happened.

****  Jeff Moore  --  KE7ACY

            73, Dave, WB6LLO
                dguimon1 at san.rr.com

                    Disagree: I learn....

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