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Re: Amateur radio module on commercial Geo Sat?



If this is true, I would love an article for Amateur Television Quarterly.
If anyone has details, please let me know.

Gene Harlan - WB9MMM
Harlan Technologies - publisher of
OSCAR Satellite Report - OSR@hampubs.com
Amateur Television Quarterly - ATVQ@hampubs.com
http://www.hampubs.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Schaik, A. van" <avanschaik@hsl1.nl>
To: "'Dale Coleman'" <kf4sir@earthlink.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 8:55 AM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Amateur radio module on commercial Geo Sat?


> > Van: Dale Coleman [mailto:kf4sir@earthlink.net]
>  >
>  > 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.
>  >
>  > This would seem to make sense - lease or buy space on a
>  > larger commercial
>  > satellite instead of trying to develop one.
>  >
>  > Perhaps the amateur radio community could offer the owners of the
>  > commercial satellite some excellent public relations
>  > potential by allowing
>  > schools to use the module for science projects Ect.
>  >
>  > Just curious and dreaming while waiting for AO-40 to say Hi again.
>  >
>  > Dale KF4SIR
> Hi dave,
>
> there is a geosat on 13 east (if i'm not mistaking) that has a digital
> chanel for ATV use.
> It is on a wide beam and caries the pi6alk ATV repeater.
>
> ofcourse it is not a ham frequentie that is used for the downlink but it
is
> ham use.
>
> 73 de Andre PE1RDW
> aprsdigi co-ordinator Netherlands
> member aprs workgroup Netherlands
> mailto:pe1rdw@aprsnl.org
>
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