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Re: Right-sizing a sat

>From: "John Stephensen, KD6OZH" <kd6ozh@gte.net>
>Reply-To: "John Stephensen, KD6OZH" <kd6ozh@AMSAT.Org>
>To: "Robert Oler" <cvn65vf94@msn.com>, <na9d@mindspring.com>
>CC: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Right-sizing a sat
>Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 00:17:04 -0000
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Robert Oler" <cvn65vf94@msn.com>
> > I dont know about "etc" but it would/will be interesting to see exactly
> > "small" antenna requirements will change the number of folks on the ham
> > satellites.  I've had antennas (both VHF and above and HF in well
> > military/college housing) in difficult situations and have always found
> > where there was a will there was a way.  I have toyed with the idea if
> > works to seeing if microwave mobile in the pickup would work.  Keeping
> > antenna(s) aimed is going to be "entertaining".
> >
>Hi Robert,
>I expect that it will make a big difference. Colleges and the military have
>very favorable attitudes towards ham radio. I was unable to have a ham
>station between the time I left college in 1973 and 1993 when I was able to
>purchase a house that had no deed restrictions. The lack of antenna
>restrictions is due to the fact that it was built before 1940. I've tried
>negotiating with homeowner's associations in the past and they were all 
>set against transmitting antennas of any kind.
>Even property with no legal restrictions doesn't eliminate problems. One of
>my neighbors hates antennas. He is going to sell his house and came over to
>tell me that he will sue me for the difference between the price he expects
>to get and what he is able to receive for his property.
The "trimuph" of the last couple of years has been smashing the community 
association's silly rules here.  We did it through the law, through electing 
folks who understood the law and ham radio and now we have tower limits of 
80 feet (something I can live with) and unrestricted transmitting rules.

It can be done you just have to work at it...

I hope that more people come into the satellite "game" but I am not for sure 
that it is something that appeals to the mass market of folks who are in ham 
radio.  But who knows...I've been wrong at things before (amazing 

None of that changes I think that AO-40 was just to much to bet on one 

Robert Oler WB5MZO Houston TX

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