[amsat-bb] Re: AO-40 Replacement

John Stephensen kd6ozh at comcast.net
Wed Sep 4 18:31:28 PDT 2013

If we want the most "bang for the buck", it would be something that supports 
the most QSOs per watt of solar power. Since most hams have computers, 
something that supports half a dozen PSK31 sessions would suffice. Given the 
new open-source voice codec you could also make something that supports 
multiple digital voice QSOs with less power than now required for analog FM 
or SSB.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clint Bradford" <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>; <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2013 00:27 UTC
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-40 Replacement

>>> ... launch opportunities are so rare that we ought to
> fly the most capable equipment we can on those rare
> occasions when we can get a launch ...
> Perhaps we should define, "most capable equipment." And
> we also need to define "bang for the buck."

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