[amsat-bb] Re: FD Mess

Edward R. Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Mon Jun 27 17:31:31 PDT 2011

OK, you want to play "Reality":

IN a mass-casualty disaster, I hope satellite users will be smart 
enough to "Restrict satellite use for emergency traffic".  Each pass 
will be strictly controlled by a Net Control with closed-net 
protocols (no calls without permission of NC).  NC WILL be traffic 
cop and it will be one at a time calling...offenders will be "visited 
by black suburbans and guys wearing sunglasses and padded suit coats"! ;-)

Seriously, under emcomm there WILL BE RULES and they will be 
ENFORCED...as they should be.

so there is there is no comparison with ham radio, as usual.

Another reality:  historically, most ham radio emcomm is passed on HF 
or terrestrial VHF.
My unsolicited opinion:  digital-comms is where satellite will be 
most useful in emergency traffic.

73, Ed - KL7UW

At 11:54 AM 6/27/2011, John Geiger wrote:
>That is a good point.  I am sure that if/when the big one hits and we need
>to pass emergency communications, we will have to do it under less than
>optimal conditions or "rules" including on the satellites.  When such an
>occassion occurs, I doubt everyone will be limiting themselves to 5 watts or
>less, or only 1 QSO per satellite per day or weekend.  I think most people
>will be trying to get through any way they can to pass traffic.  We should
>get used to the pandamonium, that it what it will actually be like.
>73s John AA5JG
>On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 2:40 PM, Bob- W7LRD <w7lrd at comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> >
> >  Because,  just maybe, one day you'll have to do it for real!
> >
> >
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73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
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