[amsat-bb] Mode Designators

Peter Laws plaws0 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 14:59:02 UTC 2016

On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 9:36 AM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
> But wow,  Now what?

AMSAT, at some level, needs to get on the stick, make a decision,
stick with it, then clean up the website to reflect that decision.  If
this were the ARRL, I'd harangue my Division Director about it and
maybe, if I was lucky, something would happen (I've actually seen that
happen once!).  I've not paid enough attention to AMSAT in the past to
know how to do that here and I've only been a member since Dayton.

As it is, you can pick your designators.  You can choose 1994
(http://www.amsat.org/amsat/intro/sats_faq.html) or 1998
(ftp://ftp.amsat.org/amsat/press-releases/p3dfact2.pdf) and point to
definitive documentation at AMSAT's own site.  I bet if you googled a
little harder, you could come up with others, even.

I've offered in the past to help clean up crufty old stuff on the site
before and I make the same offer again.  At the very least, the cruft
needs to be marked as cruft with links to current documentation.

Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!

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