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Re: Amateur radio module on commercial Geo Sat?

At 08:16 19/12/2000 -0600, you wrote:
>on 12/19/00 7:57 AM, Dale Coleman at kf4sir@earthlink.net wrote:
> > Hi all, I have been curious about the possibility of installing a amateur
> > radio module on a commercial satellite that would be launched into a
> > geosynchronous orbit.
>The philosophy has been not to do this because then only the part of the
>world covered by that geosynchronous satellite would ever be able to use it.
>Part of the way funding was done for AO-40 was that it got worldwide
>participation because it will be accessible around the world.  If we have

This is not quite true!! The southern hemisphere will (initially at least) 
miss out badly if AO-40 ever acheives it's planned orbit. Same same AO-27! 
But for different reasons

>geo-synch bird that sits up there and covers just the the western hemisphere
>or just the US, Europe, S. America and part of Africa, we alienate those not
>Jon Ogden
>NA9D (ex: KE9NA)

Norm. Vk2XCI. Mount Hope, NSW, Australia
Voice of The Edge Of The Outback

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