[amsat-bb] Re: OSCAR or not OSCAR ?
pe1rah at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 12 13:34:42 PST 2011
So the answer on my question if my 433MHz toy car, when I put it into space, can get an OSCAR number is YES!
According to the AMSAT website you mentioned of course... :-P
- My question was not specific if these satellites can or can't get an OSCAR number.
My intention was more if they should be scheduled as a ham-sat (and with that using ham frequencies).
I would recommend you to read the following IARU website!
(especially section VI. OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES)
It says the following:
"Organisations building satellites should compare their mission plans to
the requirements of the amateur-satellite service. Then, they should
determine if it is possible to comply with the requirements of the
amateur-satellite service or if licensing and operation should be in
some other radio service which is more consistent with the nature and
requirements of the mission.
A. The purposes of an amateur satellite should be:
(1) To provide communication resources for the general amateur radio community and/or
(2) To conduct technical investigations in all respects consistent with the Radio Regulations. [See RR S1.56 and RR S1.57.]"
I have great doubts with many off those CubeSats, if they comply to number (1)....
The only communication resources they provide is for themselves by a cheap downlink system, by using hams to receive data for them. This is not for the general amateur radio community as mentioned in number (1)...
The option they have is to go to "some other radio service which is more consistent with the nature and requirements of the mission."
73 de PE1RAH, William
>Would recommend reading the info on AMSAT's website!
> >http://www.amsat.org/amsat/amsat-na/oscar.html >
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