[amsat-bb] Re: -={Echo Madness}=-

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Thu Mar 31 10:41:13 PDT 2011

Unlike 20 meters, where everyone is transmitting on their OWN equipment, AO-51 
is a "repeater" in the sky, owned & controlled by AMSAT, and the rights to use 
of which can be withdrawn or restricted at any time.  Just like the 
owner/control operator(s) of a terrestrial repeater, Drew (and every other 
control op) has the absolute right to shut down/reprogram the satellite for ANY 
reason he deems fit.  Further, AMSAT has the right to ban anyone from using the 
satellite, under penalty of law, just as a repeater owner can control who may 
use his repeater or any of its features.

If someone was incessantly whistling, causing interference by keying up dead 
carriers over other stations without ID'ing, or pulling other similar 
shenanigans on any of the terrestrial repeaters that I am a control op for, I 
would have shut it down...

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----
> From: "Gary "Joe" Mayfield" <gary_mayfield at hotmail.com>
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Sent: Thu, March 31, 2011 7:01:50 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: -={Echo Madness}=-
> AO-51 is a zoo at times, so is 20 meters during contests.  It is the nature
> of the beast.  As time goes on people will figure out how to make contacts,
> whether it is change birds, change times, or change tactics.  I believe
> limiting access is a bad idea.

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