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Re: RE: ATV from Space?



I agree that we need a broadcast news satellite.  Broadcasts could include 
operation schedules and orbital elements.  This was what I suggested for 
DOVE (AO-17) many years ago.

John  WA4WDL

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William Leijenaar" <pe1rah@yahoo.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 6:29 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] RE: ATV from Space?


> Hi AMSATs,
>
> I have tought about ATV in space also, several years
> ago.
> The mode in RF way is very interresting, but for
> none-hams or users its only the contents of the
> picture that is of interrest.
>
> I just wonder what the pictures will be...
> With a repeater its lot of bandwidth for just one
> picture and you get the same problems like the FM
> voice birds. I wonder if you ever see a clear picture
> with many uplinks on this one channel.
>
> I am not into the ATV world, but when I am right they
> use also the normal standard modes, like PAL, SECAM
> and Never The Same Colour.
> I wonder what the satellite will have ??
>
> I would go for a simple telemetry system like RTTY or
> the AO40 alike 400bpsk that gives 24/7 information
> about activities in ham world. With ham world I mean
> from all ham clubs and activities around the globe.
> (it can be collected via email to the satellite
> control station and in bulk uploaded in the satellites
> memory).
>
> The only thing how we use our satellites is with
> making qso's...
> Another good thing you can do with a satellite is to
> broadcast information to hams. Unfortunatly we still
> use the commercial internet or local club magazines
> for this. What would not be more interresting to read
> the dayly or weekly ham news directly from a
> satellite...
>
> This will atracts hams as well as none-hams (when we
> use a not to complex mode) and is informative for all
> of us.
>
> Just another idea... :o)
>
> 73 de PE1RAH
> William Leijenaar
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