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Private Citizens Sending Up Satellite for UFO Research - HAM OPERATORS NEEDED!

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by DAVECOTEFILM, Jan 27, 2016.

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    I am Dave Cote, and have started a crowdfunded project to launch a cubesat into low earth orbit for the study of extraterrestrial intelligence. There are many sightings and a lot of credible witness testimony in regards to this subject, so we would like to get some hard data that can be proven/refuted.
    Please take a look at our indiegogo project (now closed, but raised $16600 USD)
    We have a continuation of the project now on kickstarter:
    We are planning to use the HAM frequency(ies) to send data down from the cubesat to earth, in hex (or datafax protocol.) From what we understand, we should be able to send a 100kb packet every few minutes, and this will enable us to send image thumbnails from space, along with some basic EM data.
    We need help from the HAM community, in capturing the data and relaying it to our site. There will be a 15 minute window whereby a HAM operator can download from the cubesat, and then another volunteer would be needed for the next 15 minute time window, on the subsequent earth location.
    Can you help with this?
  2. KN4AQ

    KN4AQ Ham Member QRZ Page

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  3. KO6WB

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    There's been an international conference dealing with the use of non-amateurs in the amateur satellite bands.
    Just because they'll use amateurs to copy the signals (they could just as well not do that) doesn't make this an amateur project.
    This is an exploitation of the amateur frequencies and is not in the best interest of amateur communications.
    Given enough resources, the amateur allocations will be filled with garbage. The interference, to properly coordinated frequency use, is to be avoided.
    There is no good reason to use the amateur frequencies for this purposed activity. There are satellite frequencies that can be used for this purpose it's just easier to take a shortcut to use the amateur bands, illegally.
    So, no, I would not support this activity.

    Have fun
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2016
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  4. KG5KOG

    KG5KOG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think there is enough of SETI advanced research, even for any type of NEO, already going on.
    Not only do you have amateur optical telescopes doing this, but amateur radio telescopes as well.

    I don't see how a cube sat could do any better.
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  5. VE3TLT

    VE3TLT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I would half to agree as well....
  6. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Don't know if that's a typo or intentional but I like it :)

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  7. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    There is plenty of garbage floating around in space we don't more especially transmitting in the amateur bands.
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  8. KI6J

    KI6J Ham Member QRZ Page

    Is that a quote from an AMSAT presentation?
  9. AF7YE

    AF7YE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Does not appear to be much interest from this ham community. This does sound like an interesting project - technology wise - for a ham group. Since no one on the project is a ham they should look at using non-ham frequencies.
  10. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    Do you need some kind of permit for that? Or because it's a satellite you can do what you want?

    Are there any amateur operators in your group?

    When will the film come out?

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