[amsat-bb] Amateur Radio BIRDS CubeSat Constellation

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sun Aug 21 15:38:06 UTC 2016


Horyu-4 received IARU coordination (
http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=434) and
includes a similar digisinger, programmed with the Japanese national anthem.

Here's a clip of it:


As for your last point, I would hope that any music they planned to upload
would be public domain!


Paul, N8HM

On Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 11:33 AM, David G0MRF via AMSAT-BB <
amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:

> Hi Steve.
> It's certainly one of the 3 or 4 types of content that is prohibited in
> the UK.
> I can't imagine that the Japanese would allow it either.
> Probably OK as a file transfer, but not as analog FM on amateur radio
> spectrum.
> Hopefully if this is declared as one of the mission objectives in the
> frequency coordination request
> the applicants would have been advised against it and the application put
> on hold.
> On the other hand.....Imagine the payment due to the performers of the
> music if the fee assessment is based on 'total audience in the broadcast
> area' !!
> Could make the cost of the satellite seem insignificant.
> Regards
> David  G0MRF
> Saw this in today's AMSAT newsletter:
> " A particularly interesting mission of BIRDS project is the SNG mission
> that
> exchanges music via a digi-singer. It is an outreach-oriented mission.
> First,
> music in MIDI format is uploaded from ground. Then the MIDI file is
> processed
> on-board using a vocal synthesizer. Finally, the processed music is sent
> back
> to Earth using UHF antenna as voice FM data. "
> Isn't music transmission prohibited in the United States amateur radio
> service?
> Steve AI9IN
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