[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Officer Assistance

Reicher, James JReicher at hrblock.com
Tue Jul 21 05:57:53 PDT 2009

An example of this would be WB4APR, who uses Amateur Radio to teach
satellites to the midshipmen at Annapolis.

73 de W0HV, Jim in Raymore, MO 
Light travels faster than sound...  This is why some people appear
bright until you hear them speak.


Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 23:14:12 -0000
From: "John B. Stephensen" <kd6ozh at comcast.net>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Officer Assistance
To: "Timothy J. Salo" <salo at saloits.com>, <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
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97.113 (5) (c) A control operator may accept compensation as an incident
a teaching position during periods of time when an amateur station is
by that teacher as part of classroom instruction at an educational 



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Timothy J. Salo" <salo at saloits.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 17:42 UTC
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Officer Assistance

>>> Related to Q2 & Q5 (compensation):
>>> * As university staff, can I transmit to the CubeSat, or is my
>>> salary considered compensation?
>>> * Is the refurbishment of a club ground station (man hours,
>>> equipment repair/purchase) considered compensation?
> These are very important questions.  I think it is also
> important that we have a shared understanding of the answers,
> rather than private opinions.
> I suggest that the researcher also approach the ARRL for an
> opinion.  My suspicion is that AMSAT and the ARRL will provide
> conservative (and unofficial) answers to these questions.  It
> is much safer to say "no, that's prohibited" than "yes".
> In my view, this may be a question that we want to approach
> the FCC with.  I suspect that, if the question is properly
> framed, the FCC might be more inclined to find this acceptable
> than either AMSAT or the ARRL.
> -tjs
> Clint Bradford wrote:
>> Can an AMSAT officer please privately reply to me regarding this
>> inquiry? Many thanks.
>> A gentleman is considering a CubeSat mission for weather research,
>> needs answers to his inquiry after reading the AMSAT FAQ regarding
>> using ham frequencies ...
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