[amsat-bb] Re: antenna question

Rocky Jones orbitjet at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 22 15:36:28 PDT 2009

This is a great paper and solid work.  It doesnt have a chance of being implemented on an amateur radio budget or time scale to the point where a solid reliable platform can be flown.

What the satellite group needs is more Oscar 7's (or VO 52's) and Oscar 10...Arsene and Oscar IV were not bad concepts.  Face it, we are not going to make "working the world" on an HT a viable proposition.

Robert WB5MZO
> From: samudra.haque at gmail.com
> Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 15:16:25 -0400
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: antenna question
> While searching for public text concerning Amateur satellites and
> phased array antennas, I came across this gem from our very own Tom
> Clark, K3IO
> http://mysite.verizon.net/w3iwi/electronic_scanning_antennas.pdf,
> "Electronic Scanning Antennas for Amateur Spacecraft". I wonder if
> this knowhow could be utilized for ground stations to have antennas
> that could rapidly switch between different birds by a software reload
> function and a intelligent switching matrix ?
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