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Re: MAROC-TUBSAT -- a review

Hi Bob,

it´s only my opinion but I think you are wrong.

First: it does not matter if it is an amateur satellit or not
144.100MHz is not a satellit frequency !!!

If it is not an amateur satellit is does not have to be there anyhow!!!

Second: We have to stop EVERY little try to enter the amateur bands.
You can not cry early enough!!!

Third : You may not "put anything anywhere" !! We have regulations who
use which portion of a band and you can not make your own "bandplans" as
you think.
Also do you think it is not harmful to MS. The european calling
frequency is 144.100 MHz.

So DON´T wait !!! Complain where ever you can !!!

73, Rainer

Bob Bruninga wrote:
> 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 the
> > ITU Radio Regulations, any country may put any station on any frequency, as
> > 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 could
> > 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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