[amsat-bb] Re: PE1RAH's transponder

James Duffey JamesDuffey at comcast.net
Sun Feb 8 15:28:07 PST 2009

This might be a good package for one or more of the ham radio balloon  
groups. They often fly FM repeaters; perhaps a linear one would  
encourage more activity from the weak signal group. - Duffey
On Feb 8, 2009, at 3:52 PM, Bruce Robertson wrote:

> Somewhere in all this discussion about the future of AMSAT we need to
> recognize the work that William did on the 10cm^2 U/V transponder that
> was featured in the most recent Journal. Here we have a young person
> -- by the reckoning of most of us -- taking the very component-based
> approach to satellite building that has been seriously suggested as a
> way forward. He has made something that will fit the most narrow and
> most cheap form in launches today, the cubesat, and the result would
> fulfill our interests in analogue communications satellites.
> I suppose I see this as something of a challenge for our forward
> thinking. As a group, how do we respond to this? I would like to see
> his work tested on ground, perhaps in more than one locale, perhaps in
> an urban environment where it would get lots of traffic. Perhaps his
> design could go through some sort of audit so that some of our
> technical team could ensure that the most performance is being derived
> from the least power.
> 73, Bruce
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James Duffey
Cedar Crest NM

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