[amsat-bb] Re: Matt Ettus

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Fri Oct 13 05:51:34 PDT 2006

On 13 Oct 2006 at 1:46, Robert McGwier wrote:

>  http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/oct06/4654
> -- 
> AMSAT Director and VP Engineering. Member: ARRL, AMSAT-DL,
> "You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat.
> You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los
> Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly
> the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there.
> The only difference is that there is no cat." - Einstein
> _______________________________________________

Could be the "liquids" eg:the founders or the builders if you prefer can have a look at it. It 
seems at the first look to be a pretty cheap solution.

A suggestion! put a financing per board/module where the name of those participating in this per 
board/mudule financing can have their name fly on the satellite? It could be interrresting for each 
group to follow up the construction and testing of their choosen financing project?

When the kodack affair happen couple of year ago there was a rush of indignation in the amateur 
satellite community but as per some recent commenting it seems that the idea of a kind of space 
advertisement seems to be making progress.

I will not be too much worried if a satellite beacon sends "Virgin cell phone are the best" or the 
"Hooters meat balls spagetti is the best" call it the publicity beacon (in reference to an 
engeenering one) If this pay for the launch cost!  

"and costs US $550 for the basic motherboard"

"the USRP an overall potential range of 0 hertz to 2.9 gigahertz, which covers everything from AM 
radio, through FM and television, to beyond Wi-Fi."

"Daughterboards sell for $75 to $275 each; a typical example would be the TVRX, which can receive 
signals in the 50- to 870-megahertz range and sells for $100. The USRP is not restricted to tuning 
in one frequency at a time, because it can handle signals as wide as 16 MHz."

The medium is the message...The content is the audience...;)

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
WAC basic,CW,Phone,Satellite
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