[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] - [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Re: more cubesats



Local hams and non-hams were just as thrilled with listening to satellites
and watching all the computers, radios, and rotors work together as they
were listening to me work the four stations I *did* manage to work.  I gave
out my email address and AMSAT information just on the basis of being at FD
with the club.  Give someone something they can listen to, and you've got
them hooked.

Joel B. Black, W4JBB
w4jbb@charter.net


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
Cc: "amsat" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2003 9:11 AM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] more cubesats


> Cubesats
>
> Please folks, before we start bashing CUBEsats, remember that we only have
> what, 3 working HAM sats now?  We need STUDENTS to get into HAM radio, not
> be driven out by grousing.
>
> On a satellite that is only the size of a softball, it is extremely
> difficlut to put a TRANSPONDER that can support multiple users.  So just
> because they dont support a transponder is NO reason to grouse.
>
> There are MANY applications in HAM radio that do not support EVERYONE
> else.  And I can think of no better use for HAM radio than getting
> students involved in technology.   I for one, WELCOME something that goes
> BEEP and recognizes the value of the Amateur Satellite COmmunity in
> providing technology in support of the radio art.
>
> de WB4APR
>
>
> ----
> Sent via amsat-bb@amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
> Not an AMSAT member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org

----
Sent via amsat-bb@amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
Not an AMSAT member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org



AMSAT Top AMSAT Home