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R: Idea about an P4A (Moon relay station)



Hi William PE1RAH,

It do not  make sense to put a repeater on the moon just for the simple
reason that it's more simple and cheap to put it into an earth orbit.

73" de i8CVS Domenico


----- Original Message -----
From: William Leijenaar <pe1rah@hotmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2002 11:58 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Idea about an P4A (Moon relay station)


> Hi AMSATs,
>
> this weekend I was at the HAM RADIO in Friedrichshafen (Germany) and I did
> ofcourse visit the AMSAT-DL stand. I have met many satellite amateurs and
> discussed about many space topics.
>
> I did also spoke with Karl Meinzer about an P4 (moon) station, and he
agreed
> with me that it is technically possible to have an amateur station working
> on the moon surface.
>
> Ofcourse it is not easy, but it is possible. In my opinion it is even
> possible in amateur ways to make such an station. I mean with technologies
> used in Ao40 and other OSCARS.
>
> One of the problems what Karl Meinzer also told me, is to get the station
on
> the moon surface without any damage. I have more knowledge about
electronics
> than about orbit and landing problems so I have not THE answer. This will
be
> also an problem, but problems are there to be solved :-)
>
> What about making some kind of "skippy bal", like with the path-finder on
> Mars. The "skippy-bal"will bounce on the moon with the P4 station
protected
> at the inside. When it stoppped bouncing, the "skippy-bal" can be
defloated
> and the P4 station is stable on the moon surface.
>
> I am sure there are many more option and solutions, just don't give up.
> Please don't send me messages that it is imposible, just send me ideas how
> it IS (maybe) POSSIBLE :-)
>
> (It is possible, we just need to puzzle out how...)
>
> 73 de PE1RAH, William.
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