[amsat-bb] Re: ISS crew ham contacts?
kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Thu Dec 20 00:53:38 PST 2007
Radio = boring
Launch your own satellite = wow! Send your own voice/photos to the
Moon, Mars, ...
How about radio controlled robots? On the Moon?
Track your own rocket? Balloon
Throw APRS into the dog's saddle bags = find out where he goes?
Throw APRS on your boy/girl friend's car/bicycle = find out where they go?
Talk with Astronauts = OK this is already done
All things that can be done with ham radio! Think outside the rice-box!
73 Ed - KL7UW
At 05:58 PM 12/19/2007, Joe Fitzgerald wrote:
>Nate Duehr wrote:
> > The
> > percentage that find radio interesting for radio (instead of the more
> > common, "Wow you can talk to someone far away!" astonishment of the
> > past), even when invited to a ham shack to see it in person, is
> > diminishing, and I'm not sure that trend will slow down anytime soon.
>Well, it is a tough sell from the communication only standpoint. My
>thesis is that we must sell ham radio on the idea that we can do our
>communication without the benefit of the infrastructure of billion
>dollar multinational corporations, but rather with our own equipment and
>the ionosphere (or the transponder that my fellow hams built) and know
>how. And when we are finished building our stations to allow us to talk
>to those hams on the other side of the world, what do we talk about?
>Our radios, antennas, transponders and/or the ionosphere!
> > . I want to know how they get the
> > bandwidth up and down on the IP network! (GRIN) Is that a TDRSS
> > function?
>I am almost certain that it is, although now that you mention it I also
>wonder how they deal with latency.
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