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Re: Satellite newbe question



Thanks to all for the reply, it makes a lot more sense now.

-Steve

bruninga@usna.edu wrote:

> 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.
>
> bob
>
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