[amsat-bb] Re: FM satellites
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.
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