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Re: commutating antennas (was snip)




In a message dated 05/05/2 6:40:27 PM, karn@maggie.ka9q.net writes:

>The only good reason for any extra antennas or bands is to support
>engineering operations during post-launch checkout when the spacecraft
>may be in an arbitrary attitude where you can't rely on the high gain

And I guess that pretty well defines the two sides which occupy much of the 
conversation that goes on on this BB.  There are those that are looking 
mainly at optimum engineering solutions and those that want to try to factor 
in less well defined political/people requirements.

73- Rick, KY0Q
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