[amsat-bb] Re: Is there anyway to get a linear transponder on the ISS?

Michael Mat_62 at charter.net
Thu May 30 15:38:43 PDT 2013

On 5/30/2013 12:21 PM, gordonjcp at gjcp.net wrote:
> On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 11:02:15AM -0400, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>>> if there were a "real" ham on the ISS things would be different.
>> Yep, then nothing would get done.  All he would do is float around and
>> complain about all the things that everyone else should be doing.
> ... and moaning about how astronauts these days have it too easy, and it wasn't like this twenty years ago, and if they had only kept the requirement for astronauts to be fighter pilots we'd be on Mars now.
Don't forget that if they made  the astronauts pass the code to get 
their license it would instantly transform them into better operators.  
Honestly this thread just points out to me how  "self important" some 
hams are. NASA has better things to do than worry about pleasing the 
wants and whims of ham radio operators. We are extremely lucky we have 
anything at all up there and should be thankful we have it rather than 
whining about guitars and such!
Michael, W4HIJ

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