El 02/03/16 a las 03:15, Daniel Cussen escribió:
An interesting idea was if this was on an amateur geostationary satellite. The soon to be launched amateur one over Europe/Africa will probably have a beacon or carrier, but what if that carried the outernet data.
I think this could be a problem with the regulations for Amateur Radio in several countries. Outernet content is taken from Wikipedia, Youtube and so on. Probably not something you can retransmit freely over Amateur Radio. Also, doing this would probably be considered broadcasting, and Amateurs aren't allowed to broadcast, other than for calling CQ and beacons transmitting a limited amount of information.
However, Bob's idea may still be good for the Amateur geostationary satellites. Retransmitting the whole APRS-IS traffic is probably OK with the regulations. I'm wondering how much bandwidth would be required for this.
EsHail'2 will be carrying a linear transponder, so in principle there is nothing which prevents a ground station from retransmitting this kind of traffic through the linear transponder, as long bandwidth is OK and if this is considered a good use of the transponder (in principle, it is designed for SSB and other narrowband modes).