[amsat-bb] 2.4GHz broadband router on satellite?

James French w8iss1 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 07:12:29 PST 2013

What are the possibilities of building a satellite that uses a Linksys
WRT54GL router with a modified DD-wrt or HSMM-Mesh software as a store
and forward BBS, to route a received request from one station to another
station, or even to connect to a on board networked camera to receive

What kind of uplink power would be needed from the home station?

How fast could the speed(s) get theoretically?

How big would the antenna have to be on the craft and for the ground
station to even be able to do this adequately?

Would the doppler be too much to even consider this?

Would the space environment be too harsh for something like this?

This is just something I was thinking about this morning and thought I
would toss it out.

James W8ISS

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