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Re: PANsat



On Thu, Jul 26, 2001 at 10:05:47AM -0400, Howie DeFelice wrote:

I believe this is off-base since their Pn code is published on their
web site and it conforms to what was allowed in Part 97 at the
time. Amateur radio does not have a primary allocation on the UHF
band either...

73
Mike W4LNA

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> 
> I think this is a very good  point. Wouldn't  FCC rules require public
> disclosure of the PN code and modulation method to comply with the "no coded
> transmissions" aspect? Wouldn't the Navy be required to file an STA for
> spread spectrum operation in the ham bands with this information in it ?
> Depending on the bandwidth and power, they may be operating this thing as we
> speak without us even knowing it. If the PANSAT folks are not forth coming
> maybe it's time for the ARRL to petition an investigation by the FCC. As
> originally presented, I thought this was a great project. If the PANSAT team
> did indeed mislead us (the amateur community), then it should be dealt with
> appropriately. Maybe it's time for a formal request to the PANSAT team by
> the ARRL for a project update. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
> 
> Howie AB2S
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