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Re: Satellite Radio Info.....



Aren't these the two satellites folks were using, when AO-40 went 'quiet',
to test their 2.4 downlink signals? Check the archives for some time in
December for 'their' discussion... Seems to me they were GEOs with a healthy
signal when I looked at them.

----- Original Message -----
From: Jon Ogden <na9d-2@speakeasy.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2002 5:04 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Satellite Radio Info.....


> Hi all,
>
> OK, it's not amateur satellite related, but it IS satellite related.
>
> I am looking at purchasing one of the new satellite radio systems for your
> car.  The two providers here in the US are XM Radio and Sirius Radio.
>
> I am wondering if anyone knows what identifiers these birds have and if
keps
> are available anywhere for them.  Sirius talks about there birds (they
have
> 3) being in a highly elliptical orbit which gives them a figure 8 pattern.
> Sounds like a Molinya orbit to me.  XM says they have two birds, but
doesn't
> say if they are geosynchronous or eliptical.
>
> So I'd like to get some keps and plot the orbits.
>
> Also, if anyone has any comments about either company one way or another,
> I'd appreciate that.
>
> Since this isn't really ham related, please e-mail me directly and not to
> the list.
>
> Thanks es 73,
>
> Jon
> NA9D
>
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