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Re: Conference on Small Satellites



Roger, I so appreciate your bringing that up.  Thanks!  Cliff K7RR

RogerKola@aol.com wrote:
> 
> Absolutely is a tough word to defend.....
> 
> >>>>This link seems to be a pretty complete treatise on edu sats , cube or
> >>>>otherwise......BTW, there is absolutly no mention of transponders.<<<<
> 
> >From Page 10, Column 2, Second Paragraph (Dartsat)
> 
> FM Amateur Radio Frequencies. Use of two frequencies, the144 MHz band for
> transmitting and 440 MHz band for receiving, maintains flexibility, decreases
> transceiver complexity, and allows the satellite to be used as a HAM radio
> repeater. Deployable dipole antennas, one for each band, provide fairly efficient
> transmission strength and the passive pointing provided by the earth's magnetic
> field insures good ground reception as the satellite passes over North America.
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