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

Bill Acito w1pa at hotmail.com
Tue May 21 19:13:47 PDT 2013


With all due respect, you base much of your 
argument on a single sentence on a marketing web page. 
The "emergency" access ability may have been 
used as part of the justification for funding
or launch vehicle access; it doesn't mean it works for that
in any practical situation.

When I was a teenager, I told my dad I would be 
one more person available to pick him up in an emergency 
if he gave me access to the car keys. Didn't mean it 
would work or that I ever did. And he saw my argument 
for what it was.

I think W9KE's comments are spot on.

Rather than referencing the VU page, I would Google the
role of amateur radio in the warning and aftermath of the
Joplin tornado for perspective.

Bill W1PA  (in New England, but I also live on the path of 
the now 2nd deadliest tornado -- Worcester 1953)

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