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Re: 6m - why?



At 04:03 PM 08/06/1999 -0400, Laura Halliday, VA3LDH wrote:
>The recent thread isn't the first time the notion of a 6m
>satellite has come up. Any particular reason for the interest?

>Just curious...a casual leaf through the World Radio TV
>Handbook shows far too much Band 1 VHF TV to make an amateur
>satellite allocation possible for a long time...

Why the interest?  Probably because a significant number of newer HF
transceivers include 6 meters.  Plus, all U.S. license classes except
Novice can use 6m, so Techs, Tech Plusses and Generals would not excluded
(as they are from the 15m uplink of RS-12/13).  Combine readily available
equipment than some already own, a big, uncrowded band, and no license
class issues, and you've got a very attractive proposition for North
Americans.  As Laura and others have pointed out, though, the situation in
the rest of the world bursts the bubble.

73 from KD7MW,

--- Peter
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