In this HamRadioNow video Lou McFadin W5DID describes the ARISSat-1 satellite, using the operational model at the AMSAT booth at the Orlando HamCation. HamRadioNow says Gary KN4AQ feels inadequate in the presence of such accomplished hams, and he insults the astronauts. That makes Lou uncomfortable, so he goes on to talk about the future of AMSAT and ARISSat.
Lou says that the reason for the ARISSat-1 435 MHz antenna snapping off was due to damage in transit up to the Internatonal Space Station (ISS). He mentions that he hopes NASA can be persuaded to take ARISSat-2 to the ISS. Lou also describes the problems caused by the US Federal Government ITAR restrictions.
Watch HamRadioNow Episode 2, Part 2 – AMSAT
The grab handles shown on ARISSat were supplied by a member of AMSAT-UK.
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