[amsat-bb] Re: 70 MPH S-band dish

Jeff Yanko wb3jfs at cox.net
Thu Oct 27 14:48:35 PDT 2011

I believe that would require a (ra)dome to make it aerodynamically 
acceptable.  I would also believe it would require azimuth and elevation 
controls as well since the vehicle and object will be moving.


Jeff  WB3JFS

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 2:35 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] 70 MPH S-band dish

> 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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