[amsat-bb] Re: Why do hamsats? (Or anything else...)

Rocky Jones orbitjet at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 17 18:28:47 PDT 2009

> From: kd6ozh at comcast.net
> To: orbitjet at hotmail.com; db at db.net
> CC: amsat-bb at amsat.org; k6hx at arrl.net
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Why do hamsats? (Or anything else...)
> Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 22:16:03 +0000
> Digital signal processing is 40 year old technology at DARPA and first 
> appeared on the amateur radio scene 20 years ago. We certainly don't want 
> AMSAT to ignore this technology as it can reduce hardware complexity, size 
> and power requirements and therefore decrease costs and increase 
> reliability.
> 73,
> John

John.  I would not suggest to ignore it.  But AMSAT is not DARPA and cannot in my view afford to fly technology just for technologies sake

Robert WB5MZO

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