[amsat-bb] Re: FUNcube a UK Linear Transponder Satellite

Bruce Robertson ve9qrp at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 20:23:04 PDT 2009

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 1:51 PM, john heath<g7hia at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Hi Bruce and the bb,
> Re: Amsat-UK FUNcube
> What a great name  "Space Communicators Club"
> With potential worldwide participation by schools in the telemetry and
> physiscs experiments I hope that amsat-uk can come up with a receiver that
> can be mass produced and  achive an easily affordable unit for schools.
> 73 John G7HIA

That's a great idea, John. And, as Simon points out, the softrock
arena shows this to be quite achievable. Moreover, the one thing that
just about every school has in volume is old computers!

I think if AMSAT-UK came up with such a receiver design, the rest of
us should work together on a curriculum that builds soldering skills
and explains radio and orbital mechanics, or on localizing the
curricula that they produce. Of course, we would want this to be
win-win: ideally, a telemetry collection system like the one provided
with Delfi C3 would be part of the system.

I must have had the AMSAT award in my mind when I thought of 'Space
Communicators' Club' as the possible name for a club in a local
school, but the namespace collision was not intentional, of course.
What I mean to express is the idea that students would be aiming
towards receiving information from space.

73 Bruce,

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