[amsat-bb] Re: GEO sats and Australia

Dave Guimont dguimon1 at san.rr.com
Wed Dec 19 17:08:12 PST 2007

>Don't worry about the Southern Hemisphere, geostationary satellites
>sit over the equator, by definition.  However, of more concern is
>coverage of the _Eastern_ Hemisphere...   However, if the Intelsat
>deal goes ahead, then it's quite possible we'll have multiple birds
>to enable near global coverage, from what I've read here....
>73 de VK3JED

I really don't see much of a technical challenge with a geo, but if 
that is the lie of the lie, so be it.

A cell phone has about the same degree of difficulty...

And who gets the 1st third....or will all three be installed at the time??

I'd rather see one similar to AO7 or 8 with ssb/cw, and bandwidth to 
enable many users, rather than the dumb FM voice (2 user) bird 
AMSAT-NA spent all that money on...

            73, Dave, WB6LLO
                dguimon1 at san.rr.com

                    Disagree: I learn....

               Pulling for P3E... 

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