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Re: Dwav satellites

At 04:27 AM 12/17/2002 +0000, Wayne Day wrote:
>On Tue, 17 Dec 2002 01:56:51 +0000, Stan wrote:
>>Hello the net,
>>I am considering the HUGHES DWAV internet service via Ku band
>>satellite,,but it is very hard to get info from them.
>>any idea of the names and locations of the HUGHES satellites
>>providing this service ?
>>I want to be sure they will be visible to me.
>Sorry, Stan, but you're out of luck with DirectTV's broadband 
>service, since Hughes, the owner, has announced that they're pulling 
>the plug on the service within 90 days:

Hmm.  Makes my happy I didn't pop the hundreds of dollars for new dish and
box that I would have needed to connect to this service!  I guess maybe
this will provide some more "cheap" dishes for hams to get on AO-40?  In
Alaska the sat-net system required 3 or 4-foot dishes, I believe.

Ed - AL7EB 

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