[amsat-bb] Re: Two hundred 437 MHz satallites launch March 16 + WebSDR

Howie DeFelice howied231 at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 4 12:30:37 PST 2014

Is CDMA an authorized emission type for the Amateur service? What is the chipping rate/bandwidth of these? Don't the PRN sequences need to be made public so as not to be classified as "encryption" ? Detailed specs on the Sprites is in short supply. Has anyone done a link budget, seems like allot of spreading gain is required to hear 10mW form a 300km orbit which translates into allot of bandwidth in a part of the band usually reserved for narrow band modes. The lack of transparency on many of these projects that use the amateur bands seems to run against the spirit of amateur radio in my opinion.


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