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Re: Re: First-Hand Information abt. MAROC-TUBSAT



I am not totally sure, but I think that King of Morocco is a Radioham. May
be this can explain that!
my two cents(of euro) to the problem.
73 to all of you
Jean-Edmond F8ZS

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Schultz" <n8fgv@AMSAT.Org>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 3:15 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: First-Hand Information abt. MAROC-TUBSAT


> Norbert, DF5DP, wrote:
>
> >Today I found the phone number of Prof. Renner at Technical University
> >Berlin (TUB), Germany, who is the head of the TUBSAT team. I called him
> by
> >phone and got the information I give below:
> >MAROC-TUBSAT is a joint project of TUB and a Moroccan group at Rabat.
> This
> >group was responsible for the choice of frequencies. They told him,
> that
> >they were radio amateurs, and the frequencies were OK and coordinated.
> He
> >relyed on their word.
>
> >He again told me, that the Moroccan group told him, that they were
> radio
> >amateurs, and all this was OK within the rules of amateur radio. The
> head of
> >the Moroccan group is a high-rank General in the King's staff. His name
> is
> >Benslimane. Callsign is unknown to TUB.
> >I'd like to emphasize, that Prof. Renner spoke with me in a very
> >constructive and agreeable way. He several times said, that he
> obviously was
> >bad-advised and he regrets the problems caused to the radio amateurs.
> He
> >feels very sorry about this.
>
> A fellow who is in the business of selling satellites to other
> countries' governments ought to know at least a few rudimentary things
> about licensing their transmitters with proper authorities.
>
> I'm a radio amateur, and  I work in the Hubble Space Telescope control
> center. Does that make it OK for NASA to downlink Hubble data on ham
> radio frequencies because they have a ham working on their staff?
>
> Dan Schultz N8FGV
>
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