[amsat-bb] Re: OH2AUE P3E transponder demo video

Gus 8P6SM 8p6sm at anjo.com
Wed Oct 17 19:28:05 PDT 2012

On 10/17/2012 05:38 PM, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> We're going to have to try coming up with clever satellites, rather than
> flying a bent-pipe box the size of a fridge.  No-one is going to want to
> lift that, without us paying full price.

I may not be 100% on the 'bent pipe' definition, but if it means hams
'talk' on the UP and other hams 'listens' on the DOWN, then that's what
we need.  Whether it be the size of a fridge of a matchbox, if ham radio
operators can't use it to communicate, then it's pretty pointless.  It
don't matter how much telemetry it sends, how many LEDs it blinks, how
clever the beacons, or what purty pictures it downlinks.  If hams can't
use it to QSO, then why bother?

73, de Gus 8P6SM,
Evil DXing ragchewer!

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