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The ideal is of course "ham radio all the way".
We will get there....
Once we have $5mil and years of R&D to get such a GEO sat up.
In the interim....
We have the above proposal.
At $2000/month/MHz on an end of life GEO TV Comsat.
We will learn lots about aggregators and GEO ops in general.
Excellent Emcomm use in the mean time.
On Oct 3, 2019, at 8:02 AM, Ryan Tourge, N2YQT <ryan.tourge@...
You can probably still talk about colonoscopies so it's kinda ham radio...
On Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at 5:42 PM k4pwo <k4pwo@...
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?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of KC9SGV
Sent: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 05:09 PM
Subject: Re: [nbems] GEO satellite for the Americas
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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