thanks for the survey. A few observations on the survey:
Most amateur radio operators are not "Institutions" unless you want only universities to respond. Needs to be clarified. Secondly asking for Lat and Lon is fine if you provide the format. Grid square is much more convenient and bullet proof (at least within NA). Antenna gain has to be matched to a specific antenna, not sure how to respond if more than one is selected (UHF/VHF). Would be nice to inquire about the radio in addition to software. Some software is not supporting all radios. Would be great if you could optimize the survey.
Looking forward to the results,
On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 2:49 PM, James Cutler [email protected] wrote:
Dear AMSAT Community,
As we have done in the past, we are surveying the community for ground station capabilities. The goal is to estimate how much capacity the community has and our ability to support a variety of missions.
The survey is located online at: http://gs.engin.umich.edu/gs_survey/
Some of our initial results are published there from a few years ago. If you have a ground station, we would love to hear from you!
Thanks for your help.
James W. Cutler, Assistant Professor University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering 1320 Beal Avenue 3013 FXB Building Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140 Ph: 734-615-7238 Fax: 734-763-0578 http://www.umich.edu/~jwcutler/ _______________________________________________ Sent via [email protected] Opinions expressed are those of the author. Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program! Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb