[amsat-bb] satellite-to-satellite relay

Kevin Elliott kevin at phunc.com
Sat May 7 04:44:22 UTC 2016

Wow this is really fascinating. Probably just in the amateur radio world though, right?

I imagine there are other satellite constellations that have used individual satellites to communicate with others in the network to expand content distribution in the commercial/military markets.

Kevin, KK6NHN

> On May 6, 2016, at 9:08 PM, Martin Davidoff <mdavidoff42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Perry Klein (W3PK) and Ray Soifer (W2RS) are believed to be the first two
> terrestrial stations to communicate using a direct satellite-to-satellite
> relay in ANY radio service.  This was accomplished with A-O-6 and A-O-7.
> See P. Klein and R. Soifer, "Intersatellite Communication Using the
> AMSAT-OSCAR 6 and AMSAT-OSCAR 7 Radio Amateur Satellites, *Proceedings of
> the IEEE Letters*, Oct 1975, pp 1526-1527.
> de K2ubc
> Martin Davidoff
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