[amsat-bb] Re: TubeSats - DIY Satellites
ku4os at cfl.rr.com
Wed Aug 4 20:17:10 PDT 2010
All satellites must be operated as part of a licensed service. To the best of
my knowledge there is no equivalent to the FCC's Part 15 for satellite
operations. Further since it is required that all satellites have the
capability of being commanded off, two-way communication is also aways
required. It is a mistake I see frequently that people think that local rules
regarding low power RF emitters can be applied to a project with international
implications like a satellite.
On Wednesday, July 28, 2010 12:22:58 pm George Henry wrote:
> Quote: "If the your (sic) TubeSat application does not require two-way
> communications, a radio operator's license is not required"
> Downlink frequencies available: amateur 433 MHz 500 mW, "license-free" 902
> - 928 MHz or 2.400 - 2.4835 GHz, 100 mW - 1000 mW "selectable"
> Last I knew, 902 - 928 MHz had no US or international allocation
> for satellite downlink use, the amateur downlink frequency conflicts with
> the US band plan (the launch company is US-based), and isn't the
> space-to-earth allocation at 2400 - 2483.5 ONLY for amateur radio
> George, KA3HSW
> ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Rich Dailey <richdailey at windstream.net>
> > To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> > Sent: Wed, July 28, 2010 7:28:46 AM
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] TubeSats - DIY Satellites
> > http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128740683
> > http://www.interorbital.com/TubeSat_1.htm
> > Rich, N8UX.
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