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Re: Satellite Info...

That is indeed true!  You should realize that even that far back, Ed
Hilton, Don Norgaard and I successfully designed an INBAND crystal filter
which would relay 2 meter inband signals!  I think the original message
was asking that very point, although no one including me would ever
propose such a nightmare-ish project nowdays!  Cliff Buttschardt  K7RR

On Mon, 21 Jun 1999, Rob Janssen wrote:

> Clifford Buttschardt <cbuttsch@slonet.org> wrote:
> >You will be interested to know that the very first amateur satellites were
> >indeed inband, two meter satellites!  Sure would be nice if we could do
> >better than that rather soon with phase IIID.  Cliff K7RR
> Although Phase 3D has a flexible matrix that allows connection between
> arbitrary receivers and transmitters, it cannot relay in-band.  The uplink
> and downlink frequencies in the bands where it can both uplink and downlink
> are overlapping.
> The transponder bandwidth on 2M is already limited by the available space
> in the band, so it would not be a good idea to split it.  Operating in a
> single band would also require very sharp filters, which tend to be large
> and heavy.
> Rob
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