[amsat-bb] Re: FM satellites

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Thu Jul 7 09:05:56 PDT 2011

On Wed, 06 Jul 2011 18:05:00 -0400
Jim Wright <wa4ivm at amsat.org> wrote:

> When the towers are damaged or the power fails to the cell site, cell 
> phones don't even make good boat anchors.

If the power fails to the cell site, it shouldn't make a difference.  They're supposed to have 48 hours of battery backup.

Up here at 58°N most cell sites cover a huge area and have no mains power, so they run on a diesel genny that gets filled up once a week or so.

Gordon MM0YEQ

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