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Re: 13 Satellite are amateur satellites

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
To: <nigel@ngunn.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>; <hans@intekom.co.za>
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 8:03 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 13 Satellite are amateur satellites

> >>> "Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/KC8NHF" <nigel@ngunn.net> 06/02/06 1:38 PM >>>
> >> "These amateur satellites are not the typical communications
> >> transponder satellites that the amateur radio community is
> >> accustomed to, but are experimental amateur satellites called
> >> cubesats built by students at universities..."
> >   
> >Correct if what you mean by "amateur satellites" is satellites 
> >built other than by professional satellite builders...
> There is nothign wrong with having paid profesionals build
> amateur satellites.   Kenwood, Icom and Yeasu are all professional 
> radio builders.  The amateur rules apply to the operation of
> the satellite, nothing at all to do with the construction.
> de WB4APR, Bob

Hi Bob, WB4APR

AMSAT cooperates with the University to teach students without
receiving profits.
IARU cooperates with AMSAT to coordinate University frequencies 
without receiving any profit but using for this job the IARU Member 
Societies contributions.
Why to pay professionals built amateur satellites if AMSAT has
professional members in condition to teach the University ?
If the University get governement contributions why AMSAT
cannot get contributions from Kenwood, Icom, and Yaesu to
built amateus satellites since the operation of this satellites is a
big commercial advantage for all radio manufacturers ?

73" de

i8CVS Domenico 
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