[amsat-bb] Re: PE1RAH's transponder
ke5gdb at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 19:50:56 PST 2009
I don't know about y'all, but I'm still blown away with the idea of a
satellite being the size of the distance between my thumb and pointer
finger, cubed; not even mentioning having a transponder aboard that. It's
really just amazing that something so small, so far away, can actually be
used to make intelligible contacts.
Let's hope that one of the future university launches (or maybe SuitSat2?)
would take advantage of this technology and fly it in their cubesat.
73 de KE5GDB
On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 9:42 PM, Bruce Robertson <ve9qrp at gmail.com> wrote:
> George -- I agree completely about having a bunch of these on hand.
> Especially if we can first make a few copies, run them in some diverse
> environments and just generally kick the tires in a way that most
> cubesat projects don't have the opportunity to.
> William has provided a means of injecting a CW beacon. I wonder if
> 'we' could add to this, say, BPSK, which worked so well on Delfi c3,
> or an FSK channel.
> 73, Bruce
> On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 10:32 PM, George Henry <ka3hsw at att.net> wrote:
> > What a "carrot" that would be to dangle in front of a university Cubesat
> > group....
> > "Here, fly this RF package for free... The only condition is that it
> > becomes available to the amateur satellite community at large once your
> > mission objectives are met."
> > We should have a bunch of these on the shelf, ready to hand out as soon
> as a
> > group announces their intent...
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF" <nigel at ngunn.net>
> > To: "James Duffey" <JamesDuffey at comcast.net>
> > Cc: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> > Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2009 5:42 PM
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: PE1RAH's transponder
> >> I'd be happy to build one if it could be "kitted" at a reasonable cost.
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