[amsat-bb] Re: KickSat - a personal spacecraft of your own in space

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 14:38:34 PDT 2011

At 05:49 AM 10/11/2011, JoAnne Maenpaa wrote:
>Hi George,
> > Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't 900 MHz only allocated
> > for terrestrial use, worldwide?  I know that there's no amateur
> > satellite service allocation at 902 MHz...
>The original Cornell Chipsat mission news release that mentioned they were
>using 902 MHz was not an amateur radio mission. Not sure what other radio
>service they qualified for. Cornell hoped that some "suitably equipped"
>amateur earth stations would receive their signals, hence their request.

Still seems a strange choice of frequency, given that GSM phones use 
these frequencies in many parts of the world.

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL

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