[amsat-bb] Re: D STAR AMSAT NET

Wayne Estes w9ae at charter.net
Wed Sep 25 12:56:03 PDT 2013

WA4HFN wrote:

How many satellite ops have D STAR radios ?  Join us tomorrow night on 
REF 60B at 0100 utc

W9AE replies:

I've seen AMSAT net announcement messages for years, and NEVER 
understood them.  The messages never specify a terrestrial frequency or 
an amateur satellite.  This leads me to the conclusion that the AMSAT 
net doesn't use ham radio as the communications medium.

What communications medium is used to conduct the AMSAT net?

Is it on a 2-way channel on a commercial satellite?
Is it on the Internet?
What is REF 60B?

If the AMSAT net doesn't use ham radio, why not?

Please explain...

Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA

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