[amsat-bb] Re: Amateur Satellites and the emergency on tornado in Oklahoma and Texas

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Tue May 21 17:09:32 PDT 2013

Hi Ben, N1WBV

I disagree with you because the LEO satellites are built by AMSAT to serve
also into the emergency.

Read please the following address:


VO-52 is India's contribution to the international community of Amateur
Radio Operators.
This satellite will play a valuable role in the national and international
scenario by providing a low cost readily accessible and reliable means of
communications during emergencies and calamities like floods ,
earthquakes etc.

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Jackson" <bbj at innismir.net>
To: "i8cvs" <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it>
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:11 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Amateur Satellites and the emergency on tornado in
Oklahoma and Texas

> On 5/20/2013 11:35 PM, i8cvs wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I am interested to know if someone in BB has used
> > or is using the actual Amateur Satellites during the
> > emergency occurred in Oklahoma and Texas because
> > of the actual tornado's.
> Why? It's a local/regional event and the fact that you have such
> information is showing that it's flowing in and out of the affected
> area. Let's not push a solution for a problem that doesn't exist.
> > We know from TV that almost 50 peoples died and if
> > the Amateur Satellites were used with success that will
> > be a useful opportunity to demonstrate worldwide to
> > the autorities that our satellites are useful and necessary
> > during the emergency.
> I would wager that they are, indeed, neither during this event.
> Donations, thoughts, and prayers are probably the things that are most
> needed right now. Not attempts to grandstand our aspect of the hobby in
> order to garner some public relations.
> --
> Ben Jackson - N1WBV - New Bedford, MA
> bbj <at> innismir.net - http://www.innismir.net/

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