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geo stationary bird

Wouldn't it be fair to say that while the commercial footprint maps are based on "5 nines" reliability, line of sight links and tightly focused microwave beams, Amateur operations in U/V bands will  be useable over a wider footprint, albeit to 50% reliability to a surprizing extent?

    From: w7lrd@comcast.net
    Subject: [amsat-bb] geo stationary bird
    To: amsat-bb@amsat.org

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    To play the devils advocate for a moment.
    With a geo (stuck) sattelite we are pretty much stuck with the same
    foot print forever. Unless of course there is some sort of cross
    linking in the future. I very fondly recall AO-40 and bringing it up
    on my computer and seeing where the foot print was today. Maybe it's
    the Europeans or perhaps the VK's, ZL's (love their accent), or
    maybe some JA's, (practice my Japanese). At some time, I knew I
    could cover the whole planet. I do of course believe this is an
    excellent opportunity, though there are a some limitations.

    73 Bob W7LRD

Joe Leikhim K4SAT

"Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

"Follow The Money"  ;-P

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