[amsat-bb] Re: Inasat-1

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Nov 20 04:58:02 PST 2009

--- On Fri, 20/11/09, Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com> wrote:
> With an 8 degree inclination, it'll be a big hit between
> about 25 degrees North and South. Much outside of that and
> you'll never see it, but it'll be great for them!

Hi Drew,

Yes I know how fustrating it was in pre-ISS days when the Shuttle was launched into low inclination orbits - little chance of hearing it up in the northern countries such as the UK. But it should give Amateurs in many developing countries a chance to to work the sats using simple equipment and those countries are the future for Amateur Radio. 

It's really encouraging to see that the Indonesian national society ORARI and AMSAT-ID have been so successful in working with their national space institute. Lets hope they have a successful launch. 

73 Trevor M5AKA


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