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

Bruce Robertson ve9qrp at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 20:44:32 PDT 2009

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 7:15 PM, Mark VandeWettering <kf6kyi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> At a SmallSat conference I attended on behalf of AMSAT this summer, I was
>> amused at the casual assumption by a researcher that 50, Five Oh, cubesats
>> could be launched as part of an upper atmosphere project using ham
>> frequencies for the downlinks.  (They would have a lifetime of only 3-4
>> months.)  Jan King, W3GEY/VK4GEY, who does coordination of satellite
>> frequencies, gently but firmly brought them down to earth a bit.
>> On the one hand, we get new hams with interests in space communications from
>> these projects, but on the other we need to prevent the de facto
>> appropriation of needed frequencies.  A fine line to walk.
>> Alan

Tell them they can put up 500, as long as the downlink is on S-band :-)

73, Bruce

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