[amsat-bb] Link Budget

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sat Nov 7 23:03:26 UTC 2015

AMSAT has two serious projects underway - for both GEO and HEO.

There aren't many details available at this point. P4B, in a geosynchronous
orbit will be 5 GHz up and 10 GHz down. Bands for P3E, going to a Molniya
orbit, have not been determined yet.

Not only that, but AMSAT's partnership with Ragnarok for the Lunar
CubeQuest challenge could result in a transponder in lunar orbit, which
would be an interesting challenge. Again that will use 5 GHz up and 10 GHz

And AMSAT is continuing with LEO projects, of course. Fox-1Cliff and Fox-1D
launch 1Q 2016. RadFXSat (Fox-1B) launches November 2016 and Fox-1E is also
being worked on.

Lots of exciting stuff in progress over the next few years!


Paul, N8HM

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, John Becker <w0jab at big-river.net> wrote:

> Agreed ! Bob is so dead on this.
> Seems that  LOW EARTH ORBIT for some reason is stuck in a lot of heads.
> AO-40 was so much fun and so easy to use.
> John, W0JAB
> On 11/7/2015 3:46 PM, Bob- W7LRD wrote:
>> Why not L/S on a geo bird? I may have missed the memo on that idea. Many
>> of us still have AO40 (sobsob) gear.
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