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RE: THoughts on minimum ERP



I don't want to throw cold water on the party, but remember
that FM is a 100% duty cycle mode, and it may  "MAY"  exceed
the power budget for the satellite.

Just my $0.02 worth.



Vy73,  Mike.   KD9KC    MARS: AAV6EV
kd9kc@elp.rr.com  -  kd9kc@amsat.org
Home page: http://www.qsl.net/kd9kc/
The farthest WEST ham in West Texas.
 
El Paso, where we have two seasons;
Summer, and Christmas.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> Behalf Of K5OE@aol.com
> Sent: Friday, July 30, 1999 1:04 PM
> To: kd6pag@qsl.net; amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Cc: kk5do@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] THoughts on minimum ERP
> 
> 
> kd6pag@qsl.net writes:
> 
> > Hmmm, here's a crazy idea...  What about designating an FM 
> day FO-20 or 
> >  FO-29 from time to time on a day that has been typically vacant?
> 
> John,
> I like that suggestion.  Would we need to obtain 
> permission/concurrance from 
> the JAS-1/JAS-2 team in Tokyo to try such an experiment?  It 
> would open up 
> new opportunities for a lot of people.  I've worked KH6 from 
> Houston on 
> FO-20--something you sure can't do on any other LEO.  Maybe 
> even a 24 hour 
> period, such as 0000 - 2400 Thursdays so that the us poor 
> working slobs could 
> get a shot at it too.  Maybe Bruce, KK5DO, knows who to contact?
> 
> 73, 
> Jerry, K5OE
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