[amsat-bb] Re: FM satellites

Ben Jackson bbj at innismir.net
Wed Jul 6 19:19:49 PDT 2011

On 7/6/2011 9:48 PM, Dave Guimont wrote:

> I don't know how in the world an FM satellite (TWO USER) on a 12
> minute pass would help in an emergency...Unless there was only one
> person  involved in the emergency! The other one being the
 > assistance....

Actually, Bob B. said just the other week that they did monthly 
emergency nets on one of the FM sats and it was organized and worked well.

> A lot of us were screaming ssb/cw (READ BANDWIDTH) when AMSAT-NA
> blew its wad on AO51.

For all the folks who were screaming "SSB", let's compare the number of
users using AO-51 alone over the past couple of years to the number of 
users for all the linear sats in the same timeframe. I'd much rather 
AMSAT "blow its wad" on a crowded FM satellite then a linear one no one 

Ben Jackson - N1WBV - New Bedford, MA
bbj <at> innismir.net - http://www.innismir.net/

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