[amsat-bb] 70 MPH S-band dish

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Oct 27 14:35:19 PDT 2011

Besides the occasional MDS dishes, is there a source now of larger
commercial 2.4 GHz wire or mesh dishes?

We want to outfit a van with a 4' dish for Balloon Tracking live downlink
video and not have it blow off the roof at 70 MPH.

I'm considering changing over many of our student projects to high altitude
"cubesats" that can be completed in one semester and actually LAUNCHED (by
balloons), as opposed to the occasional once every 3 or 4 year satellite
missions which spend more time in bureaucracy than engineering for the
students.  Given that we only have the students for one semester.

Bob, Wb4APR

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