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[jamsat-news:2236] ANS-205.01 AMSAT Announces Support For HPSDR Project

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-205.01
AMSAT Announces Support For HPSDR Project

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 205.01
July 24, 2006
BID: $ANS-205.01

AMSAT will immediately initiate support for The High Performance
Software Defined Radio (HPSDR) project, an independent team that is
dedicated to bringing high performance software defined radio devices
within the reach of amateurs in terms of access to the hardware and
software at manageable prices. 

This is a rare opportunity for AMSAT to easily join a major
technological development and have a positive impact on both that
development and AMSAT's own primary interests. The High Performance
Software Defined Radio (HPSDR) project is a completely open source
software (GNU Public License) and open hardware design. It has an
extremely capable group of core designers, many of whom are also key
AMSAT design team members, supported by a cast of hundreds. To learn
more, see http://hpsdr.org/

The goal for AMSAT is to dramatically improve the development schedule
and quality of our Eagle ground station and spacecraft transponders,
both SDX and wideband digital. AMSAT will benefit on related projects as
well, such as the P3E SDX transponder development.

AMSAT will support HPSDR with a modest amount of financial, personnel
and other resources. Financial resources will be under AMSAT control and
will be used to support activities such as joint HPSDR and Eagle design

AMSAT's Engineering team will submit a 2007 budget for the AMSAT Board's
approval at the annual meeting in October. The modest resources that are
needed in 2006 can be provided by the Eagle team project.

AMSAT President

[ANS thanks Rick, W2GPS, for the above information]

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