[amsat-bb] Re: PE1RAH's transponder
nss at mwt.net
Sun Feb 8 16:47:01 PST 2009
We here at Near Space Sciences would be honored to test fly such a payload.
We ourselves have thought of such a payload for all 20 years of doing
these flights. but never came up with a good set of boards.
As stated we have been doing this for 20 years now, and have 47 flights
with 100% recovery rate under our belts.
Near Space Sciences
James Duffey wrote:
>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.
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