I respectfully propose a request for the setting up of an Internet Remote Base (IRB) somewhere in the footprint of QO-100, in one of the almost 140 countries illuminated by the satellite.
IRB's have been part of ham radio for decades, and are legal in many countries, with certain conditions attached.
Many amateur radio operators, outside of the footprint, or those who do not have access to the necessary hardware to operate this exciting new satellite, might benefit from such a venture.
If this is done correctly, it could be a force multiplier for this fantastic effort.
I have previously mentioned the idea of doing this through Echolink, or the RCForb freeware from http://www.remotehams.com on the Shoutbox.
See the freeware at:
We realize that some excellent WebSDR's are available for this satellite, but these have no transmit capability.
We also realize that AMSAT-DL and QARS have the final say.
Please give this proposal serious consideration.