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Re: Satellite newbe question

On Mon, 14 Jul 2003, Stephen Nelson wrote:

> Why are the satellites not turned on all the time?
> Is there some rule against that?

Power.  SOme are on all the time but have to have enough power to waste
it over the 90% of the earth where there are no hams.  Others decide to
go with higher power transmitters that are easier to receive, but that
cannot be on all the time.


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