[amsat-bb] Re: Experimental COMMERCIAL spacecraft on 2meters

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Oct 4 01:26:23 PDT 2012

--- On Thu, 4/10/12, Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com> wrote:
> but this is OUR primary allocation. We really need to protest this
> vehemently if they were approved.

An issue relating to non-amateur satellites that are issued 437 MHz experimental licenses by the FCC or other national regulator is the use of Primary amateur frequencies at 145 MHz for command and control purposes. 

The use of Primary amateur frequencies (145 uplink) to communicate with and control a non-amateur commercial or scientific satellite is just as much a problem as downlinks in a Primary allocation.

73 Trevor M5AKA

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