[amsat-bb] Re: satellite spectrum

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Sep 27 13:33:09 PDT 2012

Also see US Study Group 7 

Specifically document 7B017R4 
Working document toward a Preliminary Draft New Report on the definitions, characteristics and spectrum requirements of nano- and picosatellites as well as systems composed of such satellites

On a different topic 7C006R3 (1215-1300 MHz) may be of interest.

73 Trevor M5AKA

--- On Thu, 27/9/12, Trevor . <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> There's also a text version of the article at 
> http://www.satellitetoday.com/via/globalreg/Nano-and-Pico-Satellites_39485.html
> Also see 
> http://www.satellitetoday.com/via/globalreg/ITU-Satellite-Work-Between-the-Radio-Conferences_38770.html
> What struck me as odd from the paper circulated at WRC 2012
> was the concept of creating a new ITU Radio Service based on
> the size of the equipment that would house the radio
> transmitter. 
> There is, however, no denying that the Amateur-satellite
> Service requires more spectrum. The key spectrum for us is
> at VHF/UHF below 1 GHz but we only have two allocations -
> 435-438 MHz on a secondary basis, shared with the Military,
> SAR satellites and others, and the 144 MHz band of which
> only 200 kHz, 144.8-146 MHz, is available to us.
> You can see that when the QB50 project deploys 50 CubeSats
> it's going to put the available spectrum under stress.
> Hopefully US members are periodically reminding ARRL of the
> need for additional Amateur-satellite Service spectrum
> (Earth-to-Space and Space-to-Earth) in the VHF/UHF 40-1000
> MHz region. Global allocations at 2300 and 3400 MHz are also
> needed.
> 73 Trevor M5AKA
> ----

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