[amsat-bb] Selection of satellite (ham and non-ham) frequencies

Koos van den Hout koos at kzdoos.xs4all.nl
Wed Mar 15 08:11:49 UTC 2017

Quoting Jim White who wrote on Tue 2017-03-14 at 17:51:

> In the past month I've sat as a reviewer for three university small
> satellite projects none of which understood this and one of which
> has radios they are not going to be able to use because they can't
> get an experimental license in that band.

I guess this happens as a result of the recent successes in cubesats,
other organisations see their opportunity but start of at a lower knowledge
level. But given the amounts of money still involved, one would hope
research into this factor would be done before investing in hardware.

> We could certainly use local AMSAT folks with satellite experience
> as mentors for the COMM part of most of the university driven small
> and cubsats.

And be aware interest in cubesats may come from outside areas of science
logically connected with space technology.

I can fully imagine the geo sciences department at my employer (large Dutch
university) being interested in space-based sensing.

Is there a good article somewhere describing the process you posted about?
A "how-to" document, with the international view on this process.
I notice the AMSAT north america site mentions the IARU when describing
frequency allocations to satellites, which is a very good start.

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