[amsat-bb] Subject: Is there anyway to get the transponder on the ISS working again ?

K5VOU k5vou2 at verizon.net
Thu May 30 19:08:24 PDT 2013

Let me summarize what I think was said in answer to my question; "Is 
there any way to get a linear transponder on the ISS?"

1.) There is already a transponder on the ISS albeit an FM U/V one.

2.) It is not in use because it is either:
a.) a 'power hog' or
b.) it is not functioning properly or
c.) NASA does not want it functioning as an open repeater.

Amsat has the resources to fix a.) and b.)
but perhaps not c.) ( although we do have a liaison to NASA for such 
things I believe.)

So the next question is; "Who at Amsat can talk to NASA about a solution?"


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