[amsat-bb] Re: Geostationary Satellites

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 23:24:37 PDT 2011

At 05:02 PM 10/11/2011, Daniel Schultz wrote:
>It is true that a Geo bird would only cover 1/3 of the Earth, but it would
>ALWAYS be there, with no need for antenna rotors or keps or a computer for
>tracking. It would be like picking up a telephone. It would be wonderful for
>emergency service in a disaster area. It could provide high speed digital
>communications on the amateur microwave bands in places where the internet is
>not available.

Given that a single bird would most likely be over the Atlantic, a 
single GEO bird is of little interest here, compared to something 
like a P3 one, which at least shares itself around the world.

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL

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