[amsat-bb] Experimental License for Cubesats
bill at hsmicrowave.com
Wed Nov 20 19:34:47 PST 2013
Aaah! I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for clearing it for me anyway. Can
you point me to the FCC web link where I can understand (apply) for an
experimental license for a Cubesat in the Amateur bands.
Regards...Bill - N6GHz
On 11/20/2013 4:29 PM, Arthur Feller wrote:
> Hi, Bill,
> By special arrangement earlier this year, IARU agreed to provide
> coordination service for experimental stations on an temporary basis.
> Many of the experimental station operators are also licensed
> amateurs, however that has no bearing on experimental station operation.
> More on this in the 2013 AMSAT Technical Symposium Proceedings. See
> the article by Hans, ZS6AKV.
> 73, art…..
> W4ART Arlington VA
> On 20-Nov-2013, at 06:11 PM, Bill Ress <bill at hsmicrowave.com
> <mailto:bill at hsmicrowave.com>> wrote:
>> Hi Art,
>> Now I'm a little confused by your comment that most Cubesats are
>> licensed as experimental. On yesterdays Minotaur launch, 17 Cubesats
>> are operated by Amateurs and were coordinated through the IARU.
>> Regards...Bill - N6GHz
>> On 11/20/2013 2:50 PM, Arthur Feller wrote:
>>> One thing we learned in bureaucrat school is that jumping to
>>> conclusions is not a healthy exercise. :-)
>>> FCC licensed most of the new cubes as experimental stations and not
>>> as amateur stations. Experimental stations may be assigned to any
>>> frequency, provided they do not cause harmful interference to
>>> stations operating in accordance with the ITU radio regulations.
>>> See RR Article 27 and 47 CFR Part 5.
>>> These experimental stations are not operating in the
>>> amateur-satellite service, only sharing the bands on a secondary
>>> basis. They are permitted to communicate only with stations listed
>>> on their license, so it would be inappropriate for them to seek help
>>> from amateurs, though amateurs may certainly listen. Note that
>>> experimental stations may encrypt their transmissions.
>>> Some of the satellites, such as TJ3SAT, and some others, are amateur
>>> stations! Sure would be good for them to make a noise here on BB!!
>>> I hope this helps.
>>> 73, art…..
>>> W4ART Arlington VA
>>> On 20-Nov-2013, at 07:56 AM, Stefan Wagener <wageners at gmail.com
>>> <mailto:wageners at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>> because their are designed and operated by students and teachers with a
>>>> valid ham radio licence!
>>>> On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 1:42 AM, Richard Ferryman
>>>> <g4bbh at btinternet.com <mailto:g4bbh at btinternet.com>>wrote:
>>>>> Then why are those cubesats using amateur frequencies?
>>>>> Dick G4BBH
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