[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Symposium News Posted to the Web

John B. Stephensen kd6ozh at comcast.net
Fri Oct 16 02:29:58 PDT 2009

In the past I've dealt with ITAR for commercial products, talked to lawyers who were experts and written a document for guideing developers within the company that I worked for at the time. I read ITAR last year and "dealing with it" is not simple when foreign nationals and satellites are involved. AMSAT has an attorney that is advising them but they are not in the situation that I was where the foreign nationals were employees and customers and you could attempt to control them.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Rocky Jones 
  To: kd6ozh at comcast.net ; n3tl at bellsouth.net ; lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca ; Amsat BB 
  Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 21:14 UTC
  Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Symposium News Posted to the Web

  John.  I was told by someone else that the problem was current use...but if ITAR is the problem, then it can be fixed.  ITAR is a pain but it can be "dealt with" particularly in this case...where there is no dual use capability.

  As for AMSAT's ARISSsat transponder.  Well we will see if it works.  They are not exactly burning up the track record with success.  We have had this argument and I am willing to sit back and see if it goes, but it is far to much project for the program.  Most of the folks I know at JSC give it less then 20 percent chance of working...In fact it was a source of mirth at a recent BDAY party.

  Robert WB5MZO

  > From: kd6ozh at comcast.net
  > To: orbitjet at hotmail.com; n3tl at bellsouth.net; lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca; amsat-bb at amsat.org
  > Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Symposium News Posted to the Web
  > Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 20:06:13 +0000
  > AMSAT has a U/V linear transponder design in ARISSsat and according to the 
  > last newsletter no foreign national has signed the agreement that ITAR 
  > requires.
  > 73,
  > John
  > KD6OZH
  > ----- Original Message ----- 
  > From: "Rocky Jones" <orbitjet at hotmail.com>
  > To: <n3tl at bellsouth.net>; <lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca>; "Amsat BB" 
  > <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
  > Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 15:58 UTC
  > Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Symposium News Posted to the Web
  > http://www.qsl.net/pe1rah/HAMSAT.htm
  > I am just trying to figure out why AMSAT NA is not taking advantage of work 
  > already done.
  > Robert WB5MZO
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