An orbiting telemetry transmitter is of little use to very few and on no use to the majority.
John Wright wrote:
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!