[amsat-bb] Re: [fieldops] What do you do with satellites?
Eric H Christensen
eric at christensenplace.us
Thu Oct 2 06:12:07 PDT 2008
I'm looking for something a little more than just HEO v. LEO. I'm looking for modes of operation. While I'm excited about our next HEO opportunities I'm not going to write a story discussing the benefits of either type of orbit as this means little to a new operator (the target of my story) and does nothing but stir up flame wars within the community (which doesn't do anyone any good).
So far, people have discussed the telemetry and the physics of satellite theory, the educational aspects, and portable operations. I'd love to hear from someone on the use of PACSAT birds, APRS, and maybe some keyboard-to-keyboard digital modes (PSK31 anyone?).
>This is where the "beauty" of HEO satellites are seriously missed. Unlike
>LEO satellite exchanges, HEO satellites promote true, long discussions with
>hams in other countries creates genuine cultural exchanges - much more than
>"just talking". I can cite chapter and verse of such past QSOs.
>Dick Jansson, KD1K
>kd1k at amsat.org
>kd1k at arrl.net
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>Subject: [fieldops] What do you do with satellites?
>I had a question a couple of days ago from someone that thought all you
>could do over the satellites was talk. I explained to him that there
>were other things you could do but I'm sure I left out some things.
>That got me thinking, though. I wonder how many people just aren't
>familiar enough with satellites to know there are other things you can
>do with them than just pick up a microphone and talk.
>I've already started writing an article on what you can do with
>satellites but I'd love to hear from all the users out there as to how
>you operate over the birds.
>Please respond directly to me at w4otn at amsat.org.
>Eric Christensen, W4OTN
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