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Re: [Re: Re: Moon-based amateur radio transponder]



Any suggestions for the first entertainer or politician to send to the moon?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Schultz" <n8fgv@usa.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 10:17 PM
Subject: Re: [Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Moon-based amateur radio transponder]


> Chris, PA5RWE wrote:
>
> >What`s on Everest  ,
> >why did people climb the Eiger.
>
> >It`s the moon silly....
>
> I never said that the moon was not a worthy goal, although a somewhat
> difficult one.
>
> I am asking if Amsat members would like to spend their money on a lunar
> repeater INSTEAD OF the Echo and Eagle projects.
>
> I would like someone with EME experience to comment on the assumption that
a
> transponder on the moon would improve the EME link margin. It seems that
even
> though the old moon is a passive reflector, it is also a VERY LARGE
passive
> reflector, having a cross section area of about 9.5 E+12 meters squared. A
> transponder antenna on the moon would have a capture area of a few tens of
> square meters at best. Let's see the calculations.....
>
> Dan Schultz N8FGV
>
>
>
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