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

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Sat Oct 17 18:48:48 PDT 2009

But 19k2 RF 100 mW modules are $60

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rocky Jones" <orbitjet at hotmail.com>
To: <kd6ozh at comcast.net>; <db at db.net>
Cc: "Amsat BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>; <k6hx at arrl.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 11:28 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Why do hamsats? (Or anything else...)

> 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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