[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Satire

Luc Leblanc lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Tue Nov 29 07:02:07 PST 2011

On 29 Nov 2011 at 8:49, K4FEG wrote:

Date sent:      	Tue, 29 Nov 2011 08:49:31 -0600
From:           	K4FEG <K4FEG at K4FEG.COM>
Subject:        	[amsat-bb] Satellite Satire
To:             	amsat-bb at amsat.org

> OK I have a suggestion: a new inexpensive satellite, It will be 
> designated: *ReNe-Sat-3, *that will be an abbreviation for: *Red Neck 
> Satellite #3 ( Dale Ernharts Sr. NASCAR #).
> *We will take 2 Woxun HT's, 2 Larsen Mag-mounts, 2**1/4 wave antennas, a 
> solar panel with charger from Northern Hydraulics and last but not least 
> about 100 feet of NASCAR 200mph duct tape.
> We take the 2 radios set them up for our frequencies, duct tape them 
> together mount the antennas on the solar panel hook the solar panel up 
> to the HT batteries and last but not least we send two of the south's 
> finest: *Astronaut "Bubba & Cooter"* up with the new bird to deploy it. 
> We will tell Bubba & Cooter that they can have free passes to all the 
> NASCAR races for 2012 when they get this satellite working and in orbit.
> I promise they will have that thing (or  should i say "thang") up and 
> running in HEO and be back before the first race in February 2012.
> For those that are not sure, YES I AM MAKING A JOKE!
> /*It is difficult work to keep these satellites working and the control 
> operators deserve a round of applause from us for all that they have 
> done to extend the life of AO51 and all of the other birds.
> */
> Frank

There is even a more simple solution just use what it is already installed aboard ISS a cross band repeater and a lot of other piece of 
amateur radio equipment.

And for the next satellite a fail safe system who can run the satellite when batteries are depleted EG: something very basic who can run 
when the satellite is in the Sun.


Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Skype VE2DWE


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