Dave, Nate was probably more correct than any of us realize at this point in time, and so were you.
This bird will be extremely poular among "today's crowd", and will probably bring out an entirely new crop of amateurs who will enjoy playing, but will avoid helping to pay the costs involved. I think we should either be prepared to endure this without complaint, or have a plan to deal with this opportunity to gain new paying members of AMSAT.
I think that this sat will be workable using cross-band Split, and not require duplex, doppler compensation, etc.
This may serve to assuage the feelings of disappointment of those who find that they can't work it with their H-Ts.
I think we can expect complaints about those "high dollar" 2M and 440 yagis, though.
I just remembered that old song that went " there must be fifty ways to leave your lover". Maybe there are at least 3 ways to bring these new users completely on board. (Get a new plan, Sam)
I am thinking about the example of registration of software in order to use all of its features as a possible approach.
It has not escaped me that there will be considerable commonality of hardware between Eagle and Phase 4, so that any effort will benefit both projects, and that is good.
Mike Honer W1BFN LM 2252
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