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Re: Re:13 Amateur Satellites to Launch in June

Your original post was to intimate that Amsat-UK hadn't been involved in 
building satellites, which is obviously very much untrue.
They've had significant involvement in numerous projects.

As to your latest post, there will always be conflicts of interest 
whilst we are getting assistance from commercial organisations and 
compromises when we are secondary users of shared frequencies.
Howerver, with SSTL being overseen by a number of radio amateurs, they 
are well placed to ensure the minimum possible conflict with Amateur 

i8cvs wrote:
> Hi Nigel, G8IFF/KC8NHF
> This is the problem ! Microsat built by the University of Surrey (SSTL)
> are not carrying linear transponders for amateur radio and the head of
> Amsat Uk is also the head of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited
> developing and building the first succesfull satellite for the new european
> Galileo positioning system using 1260 to 1300 MHz of the 23 cm amateur
> band.
> Read please:
> http://www.southgatearc.org/articles/galileo.htm
> Is this or not a conflict of interest ?

Nigel A. Gunn. 59 Beadlemead, Milton Keynes, MK6 4HF, England. 
Tel +44 (0)1908 604004       mobile +44 (0)7765 471661
e-mail nigel@ngunn.net             www  http://www.ngunn.net 
Amateur radio stations  G8IFF, KC8NHF
Member of  ARRL, GQRP Club, QRPARCI, SOC #548,  Flying Pig #385,
           Dayton ARA #2128, AMSAT-NA  LM-1691,  MKARS,  RAYNET
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