Re: GEO satellite for the Americas

Ryan Tourge, N2YQT

You can probably still talk about colonoscopies so it's kinda ham radio...

On Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at 5:42 PM k4pwo <k4pwo@...> wrote:

Downlink is also a “commercial frequency”… none ham all the way.  Why not just use a sat phone that is much easier to obtain if you are going to abandon ham radio?


Perry K4PWO


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Sent: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 05:09 PM
Subject: Re: [nbems] GEO satellite for the Americas


Echostar 9
So, there is a proposal out from ORI (Open Resource Institude) for rented bandwidth on Echostar 9 at 121 deg West.
All the FLdigi modes will be able to be repeated by it.
The uplink is via an aggregator on commercial frequencies.
The downlink is direct on 12 GHz, but you must homebrew your receiver.
This could be a SDR dongle and SDR# Windows software.
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