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Re: P3E question



We are allowed to do our experimentation but I would defer to Karl and 
Peter for the exact details.
France Telecom has allowed us to use it for these missions, whatever 
that entails.

Bob


Andrew Harris wrote:

>Hi Robert,
>
>   I read the paper "To Mars with P5-A" by Karl Meinzer after hearing
>about P5A only a few days ago.  It seems that from that paper, an
>amateur station with a 2m antenna could possibly pick up data from P5A
>in certain cases.
>
>   How does the use of a patented turbo coding scheme affect the
>amateur population in general; does a blanket no-cost license
>agreement apply to all amateur radio operators?
>
>thanks,
>-andrew
>
>On 5/26/05, Robert McGwier <rwmcgwier@comcast.net> wrote:
>  
>
>>P5A is in need of an extremely robust link.  As such, we have access to
>>a patented French telecom
>>turbo code, license and all, for use on these missions.  The try out is
>>on P3E where we have to get it
>>running, debugged, robust, etc. before it is used in P5 to Mars.
>>
>>Bob
>>N4HY
>>    
>>
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