[amsat-bb] Re: Why should we support AMSAT?

Stefan Wagener wageners at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 06:18:36 PDT 2011

Hi Dan,

You have some good points and your thoughts are appreciated. But why
are you diminishing the students efforts by making these statements:

 should set their sights higher than that of building short lived beepsats that
> are considered successful if they transmit a signal for one day before going
> silent.

The RF system must be
> engineered for space flight, not adapted from data sheets and application
> notes that are better suited for baby monitors or garage door openers, or
> taking the plastic case off of a store bought handietalkie and hoping that it

At least they are building, studying, learning and actually many times
successfully have an operational satellite.

Thanks for reading.

Stefan, VE4NSA

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