[amsat-bb] Re: TubeSats, revisited

Andre v Schaijk sats at pe1rdw.demon.nl
Thu Jan 6 13:45:33 PST 2011

Op 6-1-2011 19:42, George Henry schreef:
> It appears that Interorbital Systems has sold at least 3 of their TubeSat kits
> to foreign buyers.
> Given that they are already violating FCC rules by marketing them as
> license-free, and on frequencies not allocated for space-to-earth
> communications, I have to wonder what the chances are that those kits were
> shipped in compliance with ITAR regulations....
> (The first TubeSat launch is pending, 1st quarter 2011....  it would probably
> behoove us all to let the FCC know that we DON'T want these unlicensed&
> uncoordinated satellites launched!)
> George, KA3HSW
 From what I can read they are using ISM rules, for earth bound 
transmitters these would indeed be licence free *but* I do have my 
doubts if ISM transmitters are alowed in space crafts.

73 de Andre PE1RDW

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