My three cents. AO-7 is as good as it gets as far a time on satellite and distance. It is very under used. I have been in many three way QSO's where we do what we do. We have a fun bunch of "characters" that I enjoy yaking with. I believe in the concept and the idea that eventually we will have a HEO. It depends on efforts and support now, not after launch. I can be found on AO-7 on most passes. 73 Bob W7LRD AMSAT 28498
-- "if this were easy, everyone would be doing it"
-------------- Original message -------------- From: "Jack K." [email protected]
I hesitate to toss my two cents in as I am not a member of AMSAT and have not been one for a long time as AMSAT apparently has moved in directions my interests do not lie. I still read the bb messages and I still want to get back on the sats, but 15 second more or less contacts do no interest me regardless of what the mode is. I have no interest in chasing sates to listen to their telemetry - My feeling is that if I can not use the stinking thing, then I am not going to support it.
So until there are some SSB high level sats going up or there is something beyond the "lets talk about it" stage my efforts and my wallet won't support AMSAT or anyone else. Yeah I know I am by using the BB and yes that makes me a moocher, but on the other hand maybe someone will read it and take a hint and once more I will have something usefull to me and my efforts and bucks will once more flow outward instead of just dusting my old Sat equipment which I should have sold long ago, but kept believing that one day AMSAT would have a high level Sat again that actually worked when it went up
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