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Re: New amateur satellite ideas



AO-51 in PACSAT mode will handle multiple users and provides a facility for
broadcasting bulletins.

You should talk to Phil Karn, KA9Q. He proposed a digital backbone satellite in
2001 and was doing some development work.

73,

John
KD6OZH

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Leijenaar" <pe1rah@hotmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, 31 July, 2004 02:45 UTC
Subject: [amsat-bb] New amateur satellite ideas


> Hi AMSATs,
>
> I see the discussion every time again about FM versus linear satellites.
> FM is very crowdy and the linear seem to be not used, and the digital
> satellites are only used for APRS etc etc...
>
> I think to get more activity and publicity as AMSAT community we must change
> our way of communication from ssb, CW, and FM to something else like:
>
> I was wondering if some amateurs have succeed in making something like we
> now have as cell-phone system. One node that can handle many uplink and
> downlink connections.
> I know it takes some bandwidht, but we already don't using it, so lets use
> it :o)
>
> Or ATV via satellite. Why not make a ATV satellite node ?
> When not a node, lets make an ATV beacon...
>
> Or a digital bullitin broadcast satellite in RTTY, PSK31, etc etc... so
> everyone (also none licensed hams) can read about the AMSAT activities in
> the world...
>
> Today hamradio uses internet as a back-bone for many things. Why not use a
> satellite as a high speed back-bone ??? We are hams, we must be able to do
> this...
>
> Its just an idea...
> Maybe its good to change our narrow (frequency bandwidth) mind :o)
>
> 73 de HL/PE1RAH,
> William
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