[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.
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