[amsat-bb] Re: Ground station survey

James Cutler jwcutler at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 18:37:33 PDT 2013

Stefan, thanks for the email and the comments.  Quick reply...the
"institutions" is not correct, sorry about that.  After the initial login,
it asks if the GS belongs to a person, industry, university, or government.
 The initial "Create Institution  button has been changed!

Good note on the antenna and the radios.  I'll see what I can do asap.



On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 8:38 PM, Stefan Wagener <wageners at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
>> 1320 Beal Avenue
>> 3013 FXB Building
>> Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140
>> Ph: 734-615-7238
>> Fax: 734-763-0578
>> http://www.umich.edu/~jwcutler/
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