[amsat-bb] AMSAT where are we going for what it is worth.

Gus gus at 8p6sm.net
Tue Jul 22 18:03:53 UTC 2014

On 07/22/2014 01:18 PM, Rich/wa4bue wrote:
> So there is a need to plan ahead for more accessible birds with more 
> Linear
> transponders and other features.  How do we get there?
We need wideband software receivers that can look at the entire 
passband, detect individual signals and determine type, and translate 
them into the downlink passband based upon an operational ruleset that 
is policy driven and easily changed. Allow SSB, FM and Phil's DV at the 
same time if that is what we want.  Or have FM only on Friday nights to 
encourage newcomers. Or pass SSB but simultaneously convert to FM on 
another part of the passband so the FM only guys can hear the action.  
Or whatever big imaginations and good drugs can dream up.

And since HEO is apparently out of the question, we need meshed 
satellite groups so that what you uplink on one bird can be heard on the 
downlink of all of the birds in the mesh.  So we can extend operating 
times beyond a handful of minutes.

Gus 8P6SM
The Easternmost Isle

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