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