[amsat-bb] Re: Turn off AGC when receiving BPSK-1000

JoAnne Maenpaa k9jkm at comcast.net
Thu Aug 18 11:03:08 PDT 2011

Hello Andre,

> Has anyone ever considered piggybacking on a geosat in a simular 
> way the rs11 to 13 did?
> Sure you would need a very good lobbyist to get a ride with a multi 
> milion dollar broadcast sat and it would only see one continent but it 
> will give that continent 24/7 coverage, using 3 cm as downlink it would 
> give pleny bandwith for all kinds of experiments and if you can use the 
> host sat's powerbus there would also be no power restrictions.

Yeah, we still have dreams! At various times it had been called AMSAT-Eagle,
Phase IV Lite, C-C Rider, and other things. You'll notice from the dates on
these papers how long we've had this dream of a millions dollar rideshare
with a millions dollar satellite ...


Microwave downlinks were initially proposed here ...

73 de JoAnne K9JKM
k9jkm at amsat.org 

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