[amsat-bb] Re: Is there anyway to get a linear transponder on the ISS?
hawat1 at yahoo.com
Wed May 29 22:13:51 PDT 2013
Bit of a shame that the people in charge at NASA decide its worth flying an accoustic guitar to the ISS so some astronaut can have his 5 minutes of fame, but dont spend $ 2000 on a tiny FM repeater which 10.000+ hams worldwide would enjoy in many years to come, let alone the educational impact. As it has been said, if that radio would be turned down to .. lets say 5 W .. the impact on the power budget of the ISS, which currently has a power generating capacity of 84 kW (!), would be completely insignificant.
A bit unclear to me why NASA still seems to be keen about school contacts, but wont enable a brick-and-mortar ham to setup a demonstration at _any_ school without any further NASA envolvement, demonstrating the FM repeater .. "look, I am talking to this other guy using the International Space Station which right now passes over our heads ..."
My 2 c.
Andreas - VK4TH
From: Ing. Pavel Milanes Costa <co7wt at frcuba.co.cu>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:04 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Is there anyway to get a linear transponder on the ISS?
There is no provision or equipment for the job on board.
There is a FM repeater in U/V mode, but last time on for it back a years
from now (2008?)
That time I read in some place of the internet that the FM repeater was
a power hungry device onboard, and that's why it was turned off...
They do not want to listen, or no body said to them that just turning
the TX Power Down will fix this... or kind of...
I think the repeater function involved the Kenwood radio that now has a
so... there is no hope for now...
My 5 cents...
73 de CO7WT
El 29/05/13 21:03, K5VOU escribió:
> Just thinkin'
> Tom K5VOU
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