[amsat-bb] Re: FM satellites

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Thu Jul 7 13:33:54 PDT 2011

I meant when the towers fall-antennas and everything.. Power was NOT the
problem on 9/11..
Good luck up North...

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Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 12:06 PM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FM satellites

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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