[amsat-bb] Re: Charge for Satellite Tracking?
morsesat at optonline.net
Sun Oct 30 07:56:08 PDT 2011
The word "Charging" for anything Ham Radio related is out of
the question. We are NOT a commercial entity and exist
because of our traditional support of emergency related
situations and our experimental nature. Yes, we have
consented to monitor some Student sats so they can get info.
We probably gave them the OK to transmit from space to start
with. Unless the satellite is licensed, it cannot transmit.
Have the FCC (or equivalent ) charge them for the license so
they see how valuable our spectrum is.
In any event, when the Universities come to us in the first
place, we must support their efforts to include something we
wish to have on board also. Remember, they are the ones with
the "FREE" launch. Something we cannot afford to pay. So,
let's keep FOX alive and well so we will have something ready
to go when they ask.
Another Dominick in NJ, NB2F
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Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2011 5:10 AM
To: Kevin Gordon; Amsat - BBs
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Charge for Satellite Tracking?
Hi Kevin, ZL1BGK
You are absolutely correct ! I agree with you because if we
as Amateur Satellite users will stop to collect telemetry for
satellites that does not provide Amateur Radio Services,then
the Universities and Commercial organizations will cease to
build thousands of Microsats and Nanosats only for their own
Unfortunately actually we work as pickers up of tennis-ball at
no cost but investing a lot of money for our equipments.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Gordon" <kgordon at paradise.net.nz>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2011 2:29 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Charge for Satellite Tracking?
> If a satellite does not provide amateur radio services, why
> for satellite tracking?
> We could at least ask for a fixed amount per satellite as a
> to our amateur radio satellite fund in lieu of tracking
> Thousands of satellites will be placed in orbit in the
> We must lay claim to our share of orbit space by placing
satellites in orbit.
> Just a thought!
> Kevin zl1bgk
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