[amsat-bb] FCC Part 97 Regulations on transmission of music

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sun Aug 21 19:53:13 UTC 2016

GPS works fine in orbit. Several LEOs have carried GPS receivers.

It even works above the constellation to some extent, a capability proven
by the experimental GPS receiver on AO-40 (one of the many scientific
achievements credited to AMSAT satellites).


Paul, N8HM

On Sunday, August 21, 2016, Peter Laws <plaws0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 2:37 PM, Bruce <kk5do at amsat.org <javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> > The BIRDS can do whatever is legal in their country and if they really
> > wanted to make it unavailable while over the United States to appease the
> > FCC, they can put an on/off switch based on GPS coordinates and then we
> > would miss out on the fun of receiving the satellite.
> How well does GPS work with satellites in LEO?  (NavStars are in
> higher orbit, right?)  Is it accurate?  You'd have to sort of do a
> reverse bank shot thing because you're not dealing with the
> satellite's position, but the position of its footprint.  How would
> that work?  I see lots of math in someone's future!  :-D
> --
> Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!
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