[amsat-bb] Re: FM satellites

Gregg Wonderly greggwon at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 14:49:17 PDT 2011

On 7/6/2011 4:30 PM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
>> In emergency situation novadays a cell-phone
>> is much much better and reliable.
> I think there are a lot of people in Haiti that might disagree
Unfortunately, we have a lot of people with ham licenses who have never 
understood or seen the complexity behind cellular networks to understand how 
fragile they actually are.  Sure, the cell site is wireless to you, but it has 
power and wired telephony requirements that put it several steps on the risk 
ladder above a ham repeater, and extremely high risk for failure compared to 
simplex radio comms.


More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list