[amsat-bb] Re: Ground station survey

Stefan Wagener wageners at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 17:38:12 PDT 2013

Dear James,

thanks for the survey. A few observations on the survey:

Most amateur radio operators are not "Institutions" unless you want only
universities to respond. Needs to be clarified. Secondly asking for Lat and
Lon is fine if you provide the format. Grid square is much more convenient
and bullet proof (at least within NA). Antenna gain has to be matched to a
specific antenna, not sure how to respond if more than one is selected
(UHF/VHF). Would be nice to inquire about the radio in addition to
software. Some software is not supporting all radios. Would be great if you
could optimize the survey.

Looking forward to the results,

Stefan VE4NSA

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 2:49 PM, James Cutler <jwcutler at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear AMSAT Community,
> As we have done in the past, we are surveying the community for ground
> station capabilities.  The goal is to estimate how much capacity the
> community has and our ability to support a variety of missions.
> The survey is located online at:  http://gs.engin.umich.edu/gs_survey/
> Some of our initial results are published there from a few years ago.   If
> you have a ground station, we would love to hear from you!
> Thanks for your help.
> --Jamie, KF6RFX
> --
> James W. Cutler, Assistant Professor
> University of Michigan
> Department of Aerospace Engineering
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> Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140
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