[amsat-bb] transponder ?

jerry keeton jkboxk at wildblue.net
Thu Aug 4 09:23:21 PDT 2011

I recall the actual birthplace of ARISsat-1 was SuitSat-2 . I may be mistaken. However after following the progress , I never recall it's intentions of being a SSB Transponder . It seems the two ssb birds that are in orbit and useable do not get near the traffic the FM birds get . There is only one digital sat working which sees a lot of traffic . I enjoy the digital birds much more than listening to rag chew on voice . There is always HF and VHF repeaters for ragchewing . I really would prefer a digipeater on the Lunar surface . And someone could set up a link from the in orbit sats so We could skip from RS0ISS to other satellites . But I applaud the crew that built ARISsat , it would have been one great machine for the entire Ham community.

Jerry WB5LHD

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