[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Satire
w7lrd at comcast.net
Tue Nov 29 14:33:38 PST 2011
Cool George! it's not the building and concepts that's difficult. It's getting the damn things up there. We should have a division of AMSAT that does rockets, and launch our own. Like my Dad told me, "the difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little longer".
73 Bob W7LRD
----- Original Message -----
From: "George Henry" <ka3hsw at att.net>
To: "AMSAT" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:06:39 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Satire
Better yet, take the 10.8 MHz IF output from one of their old Bearcat scanners,
programmed for a 2-meter uplink, add an appropriate local oscillator and high
pass filter, feed the resulting signal to the final stage from one of their old
sideband CB's, and you've got a mode A *LINEAR* satellite!!
We could call it OSCAR 10-4!
> ----- Original Message ----
> > From: K4FEG <K4FEG at K4FEG.COM>
> > To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> > Sent: Tue, November 29, 2011 8:49:31 AM
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] Satellite Satire
> > OK I have a suggestion: a new inexpensive satellite, It will be designated:
> >*ReNe-Sat-3, *that will be an abbreviation for: *Red Neck Satellite #3 (
> >Ernharts Sr. NASCAR #).
> > *We will take 2 Woxun HT's, 2 Larsen Mag-mounts, 2**1/4 wave antennas, a
> >panel with charger from Northern Hydraulics and last but not least about 100
> >feet of NASCAR 200mph duct tape.
> > We take the 2 radios set them up for our frequencies, duct tape them
> >mount the antennas on the solar panel hook the solar panel up to the HT
> >batteries and last but not least we send two of the south's finest:
> >"Bubba & Cooter"* up with the new bird to deploy it. We will tell Bubba &
> >Cooter that they can have free passes to all the NASCAR races for 2012 when
> >they get this satellite working and in orbit.
> > I promise they will have that thing (or should i say "thang") up and
> >in HEO and be back before the first race in February 2012.
> > For those that are not sure, YES I AM MAKING A JOKE!
> > /*It is difficult work to keep these satellites working and the control
> >operators deserve a round of applause from us for all that they have done to
> >extend the life of AO51 and all of the other birds.
> > THANK YOU ONE AND ALL! A JOB WELL DONE!
> > */
> > Frank
> > K4FEG
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