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Re: ATV from Space?

Why not start out with a simpler FSTV downlink of real-time video of  
the Earth?

It might get boring after a while, but it would be a good opportunity  
to learn about link characteristics, etc for FSTV in space...

Cloud cover and geography could be viewed, and maybe ham information  
could be broadcast in-band via Closed Caption! ;-)



On Dec 29, 2005, at 11:39 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> 1) Assume ranges of 1500 km
> 2) Assume 100 watts DC average power
> 3) Uplink FM on 1.2 GHz band
> 4) Downlink VSB FSTV on 70 cm band
> Someone want to work it up and address all
> the issues of bandwidth, coordination,
> compatibility, etc...
> Goal would be anyone with a cable ready TV
> to see signals using maybe the gain of a
> handhled Arrow antenna for downlink?
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