[amsat-bb] Re: All Satellites

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 17:27:54 PDT 2009

At 09:34 AM 9/26/2009, James Craig wrote:
>Good point. Not everybody is interested in monitoring the one way
>downlinks on the majority of these more recent birds. Why is it that
>there is no problem getting large numbers of these types of satellites
>into orbit, yet good old fashioned two way linear and FM transponder
>birds are relatively far and few between?

I for one was never a SWL, so I tend not to follow the one way 
satellites, unless there's a compelling reason (e.g. for test 
signals, or telemetry decoding - had fun decoding telemetry on AO-40 
when it was first launched).

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL

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