[amsat-bb] Re: Galileo Contract Awarded

Oliver Amend oliver.amend at gmx.de
Fri Jan 8 13:15:53 PST 2010

Bob, Trevor:

Even if "OHB System AG" is not (yet) so well-know as SSTL to the community,
they have already supportet the Amateur radio community in several cases
with launch opportunities for "SAFIR-M (AO-49)" and "SAFIR-S".
There much are more than a hand-full licenzed OMs at OHB in Bremen
reating a fresh and initiative group under the club call DL0OHB.
There was already a long-year support for weather ballon launches in Germany
as well as an ongoing creation of digital ATV implementaions ("ARCOL")  fo
future in-orbit solutions...
Also OHB will become more public in the next months and years not
only becasue of GALILEO...

Let's work together in that sense, there is a lot of space for in-orbit 
activites ;-)

73 de Oliver DG6BCE

Am 08.01.2010 21:30, schrieb Bob McGwier:
> Trevor:
> You call it "the other issue" but it is the only issue.  They do not
> give a tinker's damn if they interfere with us (and I suspect they
> won't) but the ability to sell receivers with CRAP for front ends (in
> terms of dynamic range, IMD, etc.) making it cheaper to manufacture is
> severely hampered by the "licensed stations" in adjacent bands.  There
> will be regulatory relief sought for the "health and safety" etc.
> services provided by Galileo from those stinking pest hams who are
> simply obeying the law on their licensed systems.
> I am still of the opinion that this system serves no useful purpose
> whatsoever except to say "us too".  It is a political impossibility to
> turn on SA now in my opinion but now there will be no need to at all.  I
> suspect a treaty guaranteeing no SA and no allowance for design and sale
> of jamming equipment would be a LOT cheaper than this system.
> Bob
> Trevor . wrote:
>> --- On Fri, 8/1/10, Ulip Željko<Zeljko.Ulip at plinacro.hr>  wrote:
>>> Many congratulations to Sir Martin Sweeting and his team.
>>> But, what will be hapend with the 23 cm band world wide
>>> after Galileo system will be in the orbit?
>>> Please take a look to the document below:
>>> http://galileo.khem.gov.hu/documents/angol/technikai_dokumentumok/status_of_galileo_frequency_and_signal_design.pdf
>> It'll raise the noise floor which could affect satellite based 1260 MHz receivers. The other issue could be the jamming of Galilleo GPS receivers by Amateurs using 1260-1300 MHz, see
>> Potential Interference To Galileo From 23cm Band Operations
>> http://www.southgatearc.org/articles/galileo.htm
>> 73 Trevor M5AKA
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