[amsat-bb] Re: Phase 4

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Tue Oct 30 15:02:10 PST 2007

On Oct 30, 2007, at 2:58 PM, John Marranca, Jr wrote:

> Imagine...ULTRA RELIABLE DX...24 hours per day.  Those with antenna
> restrictions or home-owner's covenants could be QRV.  And if the up/ 
> down
> links were UHF and above, a pair of helices could be used INSIDE,  
> pointing
> through a window....

Imagine the hundreds of people QRM'ing each other.  :-)

> Just a thought, though.  What about our European and Asian friends?   
> Could
> facilities be included so that geo-synchs over their respective  
> footprints
> could be linked?  Or possibly the satellite being "parked" over an  
> area that
> could include the US and Europe?  I realize that it is all dependent  
> on the
> space that the host bird has.

Actually it all depends on what the host bird is trying to cover in  
its footprint.  We're just along for the ride, as far as orbital  
position goes... right?

Nate Duehr, WY0X
nate at natetech.com

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