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Re: [bod] Re: MAROC-TUBSAT -- a review

Nevertheless, it still does not conform to the normal protocols established
for amateur satellites, i.e., frequency coordination and, on 2 meters, the
gentlemen's agreement that satellites will be in 145.8 - 146 range.  I
realize that ISS does use some other frequencies for uplinks,  but that's a
special case and was worked out after excruciating negotiations..  I remind
all that the 144.4 uplink on AO-13 was deactivated as a result of protests
from Europe, even though there was considerable coordination prior to


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
To: "RaySoifer" <RaySoifer@cs.com>
Cc: <amsat-int@AMSAT.Org>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>; <moon-net@nlsa.com>;
<bod@AMSAT.Org>; <ka3hdo@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 11:12 AM
Subject: [bod] Re: [amsat-bb] MAROC-TUBSAT -- a review

> On Thu, 24 Jan 2002, RaySoifer wrote:
> > If you actually heard one of these signals, it is important that you
> > document the observation... and send a report to the IARU Monitoring
> > Service coordinator of your national radio society....
> >
> > It is important to document and report such interference because, under
> > ITU Radio Regulations, any country may put any station on any frequency,
> > long as no harmful interference is caused to stations of other countries
> > operating within the Table of Frequency Allocations.  If amateurs do not
> > report interference from an intruder, the country which put it there
> > thus claim that it is legitimate under international regulations.
> I still may be missing something, but...
>   - It seems it is still too early to start a firestorm...
>   - I have not seen any reports of harmful interference.
>   - I have not seen any evidence yet that it is not an amateur satellite
>   - Just because one "hears" a signal, does not necessarily constitute
>     "harmful interference"...
> Lets wait and see what is going on?  I am all 100% for protecting our
> amateur bands and will jump on any bandwagon for such a defense.  But it
> still seems premature to start sending letters with the tone of "harmful
> intereference" to someone who may be an asset to us...
> Who knows, maybe we are logging the initial peeps of a new amateur
> satellite that will benefit us all?
> If we set out to BURN them now, and it turns out to be something we could
> have  used, the bad feelings we sow now will BURN US later...  THey would
> rather turn it OFF then let us use it IAW the ITU regulations...
> de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob
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