Say it isn't so.
Say it's just a dream....
Just this past weekend, I was reading an OLD QST from 1974 that had
mentioned the notion that AMSAT wanted a geo-synch satellite by 1975. How
amazing. The thought was kicked around on a local AMSAT 2-meter net in the
early 1990 (back during the Mode K days of yore).
Imagine...ULTRA RELIABLE DX...24 hours per day. Those with antenna
restrictions or home-owner's covenants could be QRV. And if the up/down
links were UHF and above, a pair of helices could be used INSIDE, pointing
through a window....
Just a thought, though. What about our European and Asian friends? Could
facilities be included so that geo-synchs over their respective footprints
could be linked? Or possibly the satellite being "parked" over an area that
could include the US and Europe? I realize that it is all dependent on the
space that the host bird has.
This is truly exciting!
John Marranca, Jr
PBX Technician/Shop Steward CWA Local 1122
BN Systems, Inc
Orchard Park, NY