[amsat-bb] New Duplexer and AO-85

Jerry Buxton n0jy at amsat.org
Wed Oct 28 18:08:04 UTC 2015

On 10/28/2015 12:31, W3MAT . wrote:
> I certainly didn't intend my message from early this morning to sound
> harsh, and I apologize if I came off that way.
You were not harsh, you spoke the truth.  My policy is that you can't
get something done if you're not honest.  Tell me the truth, don't worry
about hurting my feelings that's my problem.  I'm sure all y'all are
familiar with how to solve a problem - describe it well, and be willing
to help, in this case perhaps by testing/reporting more if asked.

I would appreciate it if you could send me the URL for that video, so I
can understand which one it is and exactly what was said.  Especially if
it was me saying it, I tend to forget what happened two weeks ago if
it's not engineering stuff.

And believe me the whole Fox Team is unhappy with the missing locomotive
(or the fact that it's an underpowered one) so we're working hard to
make sure we learn from it and don't repeat the situation.  We'd also
plan to test AO-85 more and offer suggestions on how to best work the

This is the nature of amateur radio satellites, you don't get a
do-over.  But you do gain invaluable experience.  Ground testing
revealed no such problem as we are seeing; Murphy on the other hand
doesn't care about that and a drop dead date is just that regardless you
being as ready as you'd like to be.  That is the nature of hitchhiking a
ride on a rocket!  You go with what you've got or you don't go at all
(and may never get the chance for a free ride again if you don't deliver). 

Jerry Buxton, NØJY

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