[amsat-bb] Re: Subject: Was, Is there anyway to get a linear transponder on the ISS?

M5AKA m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jun 3 04:25:35 PDT 2013

The ARISS minutes for August 21, 2012 record that a new Kenwood TM-D710 has been upmassed to the ISS for use with Russian SSTV experiments, see 


73 Trevor M5AKA

--- On Mon, 3/6/13, M5AKA <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> To: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org, K5VOU at amsat.org
> Date: Monday, 3 June, 2013, 12:00
> --- On Mon, 3/6/13, K5VOU <k5vou2 at verizon.net>
> wrote:
> > Possibly because when it is made available, the duty cycle rises 
> > to near 100% and the unit consumes too much power from the ISS power 
> > budget.
> Hi, I'm baffled as to why you mention the ISS power budget.
> Do you have any references, ARISS or elsewhere, to confirm
> that the ISS power budget has ever been raised as an issue ?
> The one thing the ISS appears to have in abundance is Solar
> Power.
> The equipment to be installed on the ISS for the HAM-TV
> project will consume far more power than the Kenwood TM-D700
> ever did. 
> The KuPS power supply that was built to power the HAM-TV
> transmitter was designed to supply power to up to three
> separate payloads.
> 73 Trevor M5AKA

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