[amsat-bb] Re: FAST1

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sat Dec 10 06:42:12 PST 2011

> So the only reason we get to use it is to 
> wear down the batteries in hopes of a hard reset. 
> Then what they turn the digipeater back off?

Again, demeaning what others are doing accomplishes nothing positive.

>From inception, through design, and since Launch, the FAST1 team has always said that as soon as the primary science data mission is complete the satellites will be turned on for routine amateur radio APRS operation.

In the past, they have turned it on for special events, and I believe they were on the verge of announcing the official end to the primary mission and were prepearing the spacecraft for this general HAM support digipeater portion of the mission.

Does no good to demean them, since they have invested several years of their lives in this endeavor with the intent of being a good HAM radio service to APRS users.

Bob, Wb4APR

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