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New Linear Transponder HELP needed

One followup:

IN looking at my CUBESAT WEB pages, remember that they are written to
APPEAL to the DOD sponsors.  SO they focus entirely on the DOD
perspective.  (remeber, they pay the bills).

But between the lines, realize that these are educational demo satellites,
and that the only people that will use them are HAMS like you and me.
Remember that all of MARS is composed of volunteer HAMS too.  My objective
is to put up these birds and to get the largest numbers of people to use
them and beenfit from them.  There is no other agenda.

So look through your HAM colored glasses when you read them...
(and although they say a PSK linear transponder, I now would prefer to
make them linear up and down and BROADBAND (at least 10 KHz) as well.

On Sat, 12 Jul 2003, Bob Bruninga wrote:

> We have a Sponsored Launch for 2 Cubesats.
> Both are intended to support linear transponders.
> I need help.
> I have been subtle in my requests for help over the last year and have
> gotten no response.  So today, I have decided to be up front an go public
> even though I dont have the time to respond personally to every questin
> that will come up.  I'm looking for the 1-in-a-thousand who has the
> knowledge, time, incentive, background, interest and connections to be
> able to contribute.
> These satellites are described on
>  http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/craft.html
>  http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/marscom.html
> One is Amateur, One is for MARS (Military Affiliate Radio Stations
> (remember, any HAM can join MARS))
> Even those pages may not be 100% up to date, but they are the best I have
> to offer (im currenlty on deadline for 3 OTHER Amateur Satellites and this
> one is next, but I have not even begun!)
> I won't have the time to answer ANY questions.  Learn what  you can from
> the pages and decide based on that alone if you can dedicate time and
> effort.  Here specifically are the individuals we need:
> 1) Someone with DOD Communiations Experience that can do all the Frequency
> paperwork.
> 2) Someone within the MARS organization that can work the politics up and
> down and all around and totally work that side of the equation.  Getting
> MARS into space is essential for its long term viability.
> 3) Someone to BUILD the linear transponders.  Leave it up to me and in my
> limited time all I will have time to do is modify two back-to-back PSK 10m
> transceivers (a kludge)
> 4) One or more pairs of helping hands in the immediate vicinity of
> Annapolis Maryland.
> 5) Navy VIP's with friends, contacts, alumni, whatever to be our PR man..
> preferably on the "in side" at the Naval Academy or Naval PG school in
> Monterey.
> THE GOOD NEWS is that these will be 5" cubesats and that supports twice
> the volume of a 4" cubesat.  Tho the power is still miniscule...
> Again, there are all kinds of unknowns here.  Please don't pester me with
> questions.  Those people in the unique situation to contirbute will know
> who they are,  Thanks.
> This program is "approved" at the highest DOD levels, but I have not been
> able to work on it since it was approved and unless I have a really good
> feeling about proceeding, I may have to push it off a y ear.  DOD is
> pushing me to commit to a launch within 2 years.
> We work towards Prelimiary Deisgn by November, Critical Design review in
> the Spring, then we spend the next Fall building flight hardware and
> launch in the SPring.
> de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob
> PCsat WEB  page     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/pcsat.html
> PCSAT2              http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/pcsat2.html
> CUBESAT Designs     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/cubesat.html
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de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob

PCsat WEB  page     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/pcsat.html
ISS-APRS FAQ:       http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/iss-faq.html
CUBESAT Designs     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/cubesat.html
APRS LIVE pages     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs.html
APRS SATELLITES     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/astars.html
MIM/Mic-E/Mic-Lite  http://ssdl.stanford.edu/mims/

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