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Re: Let's build some Linear Transponders




On Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at 09:05  PM, Robert McGwier wrote:

> Building space-rated hardware is not like going down to
> radio shack and getting crummy parts.  Space is a harsh
> environment and building these things with some hope
> of reliability requires specialized knowledge and
> experience.

Bob,

I agree wholeheartedly with this and would add that
it does not improve AMSAT's experience base one iota
by contracting major pieces to a commercial company.
Sometimes they still don't see fruition either (i.e.
TAPR's SS radio)...

73
Mike W4LNA

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