[amsat-bb] FCC Part 97 Regulations on transmission of music
bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Aug 21 20:06:58 UTC 2016
PCSAT carried one of the first GPS's to obit in 2001. Maybe sometime
during its next good power period, I should turn it on... hummh...
On Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 3:53 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> 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:
> > 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
> > > 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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