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Going through some old MP3's and have a bunch of them from Keith LaMonica from 1991-1992 about 25 years ago. Originally they were on cassette but encoded to MP3 before my cassette player crapped out. This was the time when providers were or in the process of scrambling their signal, VCII hacking and satellites moving 2 degrees apart from 3 degrees. What ever happened to him, brought back some memories of my c-band setup way back in the day. Man I am getting old!.
 

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Be cool if you could post those. What ever happen to him or Chuck Dawson. IIRR Shaun Kenny fell off of a roof working on a satellite dish and died.
 

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Going through some old MP3's and have a bunch of them from Keith LaMonica from 1991-1992 about 25 years ago. Originally they were on cassette but encoded to MP3 before my cassette player crapped out. This was the time when providers were or in the process of scrambling their signal, VCII hacking and satellites moving 2 degrees apart from 3 degrees. What ever happened to him, brought back some memories of my c-band setup way back in the day. Man I am getting old!.

I would love to hear those. If you can't post them anywhere, I would be glad to pay you if you could copy the files to a USB stick and mail them to me. I haven't heard him in probably 25 years and never taped any of the programs.
Also, who remembers Gary Bourgois? Loved Friday Night Live! "Spacenet 3 Transponder 21 5.8 wideband audio." You can still hear some at friday-night-live.net.
There are also some Boresight News videos at botesight.ripco.com.
 

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For some reason I don't think I ever heard the other guys, but I remember Gary Bourgois, live from Marquette Michigan, the land that time forgot (and if you ever passed through Marquette back in those days, it really did have the vibe of being 50 years in the past, but with newer automobiles, although the same could be said of much of Michigan's Upper Peninsula).

I started listening to Gary in a weekly segment he did for a shortwave radio program called "Signals". Then after I got my first dish I listened to the audio feed of Friday Night Live there, and then when I couldn't do that anymore (I can't remember the reason) his was one of the first Internet audio streams I listened to, back in the days when any kind of audio on the Internet was still a novelty and nobody was sending video because dialup modems were too slow to handle that kind of bandwidth. I always enjoyed listening to his show but I always wondered if there was some kind of fall out between him and "Capt. Herm", his sidekick that did "Captain's question time". One Friday night Capt. Herm was gone and as I recall there was no explanation or any further references to him; it was as if he'd never existed.

The thing I appreciated about Gary was that he seemed very well-versed in communications technology, and he was willing to share what he knew. Plus he also had a voice made for radio and he knew how to keep things moving. And sometimes he would interview someone in the satellite business, and we would learn about what was coming down the pike (it's where I first heard that digital signals would make my old analog receiver obsolete someday, I think they even discussed DVB-S2). I know he had some health problems that he rarely talked about, but he passed much too soon.
 

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I will attempt that. There is some C-Sat, Dennis Crepps, and couple of Chuck Dawson bits. It's mostly the people who hated Keith. His show on North America One did not last very long and he moved to his own occasional transponder. He usually bought time on a Buffalo Sabers backhaul feed and since they moved around he had to let listeners where to find him again. These were the fun days of the hobby. Those of us around that time will probably remember these times well.

I purchased a couple of things from Shaun's Greensheet program. This is when he was in the middle of legal action made by General Instruments over the VideoCipher II hacks that he sold on the show. Remember "Yellow Rain", he would scramble that part of the show that dealt with hacking methods. You have had to purchase his special decoder to watch it, but more often that not the uplink would forget to scramble the signal.

There are allot of newbies that don't know what we are talking about but those of from the past, it brings back satellite memories.
 
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