Seems that IF only a transmitter was included then you must not have taken enough interest in seeing that more was included. Next time, you should be willing to step up and ensure that a transceiver operation is include. Try addressing the issue before the satellite leaves the launch pad. If you still have no results, then you have a platform to complain from.
I'm also a bit concerned regarding the comment about "our frequencies". Most of these satellites appear to be operating in the UHF spectrum which amateur radio is not the primary or only group with allocations.
Kenneth - N5VHO
-----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of John Wright Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 6:17 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: JUBILEE and other frustrations
Honestly, if somebody has put a 45 kg amateur satellite into a 1,500
plus orbit and has NOT included a
There seems to be a proliferation of satellites using the Amateur bands as cheap down link frequencies, and using Radio Amateurs as a cheap way of collecting their data. It is MY personal belief that a satellite should only use our hard-earned and much coveted frequencies if they REALLY do carry an Amateur Radio payload... I.E. a Transponder! , or, at the end of their commercial life, should be put to real amateur use, I.E. a Transponder, promised several times but not often delivered.
OK there are many out there who get satisfaction from getting signals from anything that is orbiting, to them, I raise my hat BUT.. if it is in an amateur band, it should be a REAL amateur satellite.
This is my view, and I stand here to be shot down.....
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