[amsat-bb] Community Survey Request -- crosslinks, multi-hop packet, and satellite DX

John Brier johnbrier at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 19:32:18 UTC 2017


Regarding 6, the VHF Ericsson is expected to be swapped back in by the
middle of April:

https://twitter.com/RF2Space/status/847840747562835968

On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 3:23 PM, Zach Leffke <zleffke at vt.edu> wrote:
> 6.  Ground networks.  Currently a lot of igates are out there monitoring UHF
> bands for ISS (since the 2m radio failure and switch to UHF).  Would be
> superrrrrrrr sweet if those stayed up and running to monitor the hops for
> this constellation.  However, it is likely going to be a year or more before
> the first launch opportunity (we turned down a chance for this August, way
> to soon for us).  We are still pretty early in the evolution of this
> project, so its possible ISS issues could be rectified (replacement
> installed), they switch back to 2m, and the UHF igates go bye bye.  So maybe
> there will be a follow up request in a year or so to knock the dust off
> those raspberry pis and RTL-SDRs and stick em back outside.  We'll
> see.....Fantastic idea....

73, John Brier KG4AKV


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