[amsat-bb] Re: Delfi-C3 (DO-64) 4 years in orbit
m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Tue May 1 09:39:37 PDT 2012
I find it incredible that anyone could cast doubt on the fact that Delfi-C3 (DO-64) is an amateur radio satellite.
Did they apply for IARU frequency coordination ? - a process that sets critera on what is or is not an amateur radio satellite - Yes they did. DO-64 was not only coordinated by IARU but they also applied for an OSCAR number which was granted.
Did the owners of ARISSat-1 apply for IARU frequency coordination or an OSCAR number - No they did not.
Now DO-64's linear transponder may sadly have ceased operation but as I recall it still lasted longer and carried more QSO's than ARISSat-1's transponder.
I'd suggest that those who do not regard DO-64 as an Amateur Radio satellite cannot consider ARISSat-1 to be one either.
73 Trevor M5AKA
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