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Re: more cubesats



Right on....RIGHT ON!  CQ contest indeed!!   Cliff K7RR

"Louis A. Mamakos" wrote:
> 
> >
> > >
> > > > Great!  another bleep-sat to use up bandwidth in our ever empty
> > > > Amateur radio allocations.
> > >
> > >It's always interesting to figure out how these birds justify fitting into
> > >the amateur satellite service. The URL below makes it clear
> > >
> >
> > Have these birds been officially allocated an amateur call sign?, if so
> > why? if they do not carry a viable "amateur radio" payload they should not
> > be classed as amateur radio. If they do not have a valid call sign
> > allocated, why are they in our bands?
> > It seems to me that using amateur bands for their experimental down links,
> > saves them the "big bucks" of having to buy spectrum space in which to put
> > their down links. If they want to use our bands, then at least they could
> > incorporate some form of real amateur payload, too many have already been
> > and gone without ever activating the promised amateur payloads.
> 
> Yeah, they should have payloads to support worthwhile amateur use like
> contesting.
> 
> louie
> wa3ymh
> 
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