[amsat-bb] Re: UNITEC-1 Venus probe

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Wed Jan 7 09:58:56 PST 2009

andy thomas wrote:
> Looking at the Japanese section  of the website it seems that the beacon will be 15w on 5.8 Ghz  (I may be wrong about this because hese are the nly non-Japanese characters).
> I wonder what the qrm might be from this system on 5.9 GHz? This is an experimental road-tolling system outside Denver Colorado. 
> http://www.kapsch.net/kag/en/17722_ENU_HTMLExtranetCDEn.htm
> andy G0SFJ

This will rapidly go off-topic, but...

I don't think it matters much at all (5.8 to 5.9 is a significant 
frequency change at 5 GHz), but that system will generally be 
decommissioned soon.

The E-470 toll road will be switching to using nothing but video cameras 
to photograph license plates for their billing in July of 2009.

The RF system won't be in use after that, AFAIK.


Nate WY0X

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