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Re: Ham Sats


That sounds great to me.  Lots of magazines cover satellite communications
at a very superficial level, so it is good to hear that the Amsat Journal
goes into more detail.  I hope they will continue that.  I am tempted to

73 de VE7MDL              ....Erik.

At 23:10 20/02/98 +0000, John Gordon wrote:
>At 06:21 AM 2/20/98 -0800, you wrote:
>      Yes the Amsat Journal can be at a very high
>technical level at times. At first I also was a bit put off
>by this level of writing. But as the issues rolled by and 
>I started to really read and pay attention to what I was
>reading I found answers to many questions I had about
>Satellite operating and construction. I found also that this
>level of writing also challenged me to do things that I never
>thought I would be doing (converting a TVRO converter and
>receiving Dove on 2.4 GHZ for instance). 
>      There are also the straight foward articles on antenna
>construction and so on that also please me. I say let a few
>issues go by and get an average of what the journal is all
>about. Thanks to the Amsat Journal and the Amsat-bb for
>challenging me technically.
>>Did I overlook something?  A few days ago I received the Amsat Journal.
>>It was full of a lot of technical materials that was way over my head.
>>I understand that ever issue will not have interesting items that will
>>please everyone. How could they not mention anything about Ham sats that
>>will be launched as early as March 8 and July 1998?
>>The CQ/VHF March issue arrived yesterday and had a good article on 6
>>LEO Amateur sats that are in the building stage.
>>ASUSAT                 Launch mid 1998
>>Maelle Summary    1999
>>Pansat                    Pending
>>Sapphire                Pending
>>Sedsat                   July 1998
>>Sunsat                   March 1998
>>These sats have a big variety of frequencies that will fit into ever
>>ones needs. The article covers what frequencies each sat will have which
>>Linear and FM  Voice
>>AFSK,  Pacsat,  High Speed---Packet
>>Spread Spectrum
>>Digital  Imaging
>>Bert   N7TKO
>>Gold Bar, WA
>>Amsat  24279