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Re: Communication thru P5-A


Do you have any idea of the difference in distance between the earth and the 
Moon and the Earth and Mars?

Figure that out then work some path loss numbers and if you continue to 
think that a amateur satellite in orbit around Mars is going to be picked up 
at any reasonable data rates on anything approaching the type of dish 
antenna that an average ham can put up then you can sail on with your state 
of knowledge.

Robert WB5MZO

>From: CLVANCIL@aol.com
>To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Communication thru P5-A
>Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 04:05:04 EDT
>Hi Scott,
>Before you start sounding as stupid as Oler try looking up EME and weak
>signal communications.  You don't need a 80 foot in diameter dish or 
>arrays, lots of power, and tons of money to do EME.  You wont hear comms 
>you can send with an order of magnitude smaller dish with reasonable power 
>reasonable costs.
>Lots of HAM the world over do EME and this would increase interest in doing
>Earth Mars Earth.  A good place to learn more about EME is here:
>--Chris Vancil
>In a message dated 8/26/02 2:02:07 AM EST, owner-AMSAT-BB-digest@AMSAT.Org
> > Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 05:47:44 +0100
> >  From: "Scott Elliott" <Scott@pieh0.co.uk>
> >  Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Communication thru P5-A
> >
> >  so by the sounds of it, it sounds like using a sat on mars would be for
> >  people with massive arrays, lots of power, and tons of money :).
> >
> >  for people like me who dont have much money or space on the roof (as i 
> >  in a flat) any many other people round the world, a repeater (which is
> >  basically is) would have hardly any use, making it a very expensive 
> >  with not much in the way of users.
> >
> >  sure i would love to see amateurs staking there claim on mars at some
> >  but unless someone has the power to change the law of psyhics, then 
> >  isnt much point as far as i can see :).
> >
> >
> >  Speak to you later.
> >  Scott Elliott
> >  Scott@pieh0.co.uk
> >  2E1FJB / M1SJE / M3SJE
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Robert Oler WB5MZO Houston TX

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