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RE: I have an idea. More questions/thoughts



So how far IS it across the atlantic??  Why not put one 200 miles out to sea
on each side?  (Or are we still talking a lot of territory to make up?)

Dave

-----Original Message-----
From:	owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org] On Behalf
Of Mike Gilchrist
Sent:	Wednesday, June 14, 2000 11:39 AM
To:	Jeff Davis; krandino@snet.net
Cc:	AMSAT-BB
Subject:	RE: [amsat-bb] I have an idea. More questions/thoughts

At 05:27 AM 6/14/00 -0400, Jeff Davis wrote:
 >Not from 60, 80, or even a 100 thousand feet would you get a large
 >enough coverage area to span the Atlantic. At 80,000 feet the on ground
 >footprint coverage area would be about 350 miles.

At 80,000 feet, the radio horizon would be 400 miles, and the footprint
would be 800 miles.   At 100,000 feet, it would be 447 and 894
miles.  Still not able to "span" the Atlantic, but an interesting distance
to contemplate.

73,

Mike - kf4fdj

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