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RE: Going Digital... Ham Radio?



> Additional newer, more robust, Amature Satellites could be 
> used as a backup for
> the internet.  In the past there have been massive power 
> outages due to solar
> activity.  The Amature Service has stepped in to help with emergency
> communications.  Hardened Amatuer digital satellites using 
> reliable amatuer
> data transmission techniques could be of use transmitting data in such
> situations.

This sounds like a good idea, a robust, highly available and wide area
messaging system.  Just the shot for emergency comms

> 
> If we put our minds to it we can make whatever we want of our 
> satellite
> systems.

True, AMSAT itself is testimony to that.
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