[amsat-bb] Re: All Satellites (Alan P. Biddle)

Jim Walls jim at k6ccc.org
Sun Sep 27 18:28:41 PDT 2009

Bruce Robertson wrote:
> In a recent conversation on this list, I did the math and
> conservatively estimated that 125 1U cubesats could be launched for
> the current quoted price of a HEO launch alone.
> The more I think about this digital cubesat constellation proposal,
> the more I see its merits.

I guess that would be if you had the slightest interest in digital 
satellite operation.  Personally I have absolutely ZERO interest in 
digital satellite operation, only very little in the single channel FM 
birds, a lot more in linear LEO birds, and even more in linear HEO 
birds.  For the most part, I don't care about DXing, but actually being 
able to talk to someone for more than a few minutes is rather nice.  I 
will admit that I was happy to get Africa confirmed to complete my 
Satellite Worked All Continents a few years ago - only to have the ARRL 
lose the cards.

Jim Walls - K6CCC
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