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Re: Thoughts on future "FM birds" (was: proposal formaximizing fm le o contacts)



"THus newcomers would find it trivial to get onto the bird."..... Sorry, I
don't consider upgrading from Tech to General (to transmit on 10 meters)
'trivial'

Richard Amirault                       N1JDU              Boston, MA, USA
ramirault@erols.com         "Go Fly A Kite"
http:// www.erols.com/ramirault
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga@nadn.navy.mil>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Thoughts on future "FM birds" (was: proposal
formaximizing fm le o contacts)


> My design thoughts for a new analog SSB satellite for newcomers is:
>
>   10 meters UP with users using 25 watt Radio Shack $139 10m rigs
>    2 meters down for minimum doppler and greatest link budget
>
> This then would allow users to only need vertical whip antennas.  No need
> for tracking.  THus newcomers would find it trivial to get onto the bird.
> It would have only a 30 KHz wide transponder suitable for 10 simultaneous
> voice QSO's.  Setting the ground rules that only 25W into an omni is the
> required uplink configuration would level the playing field.
>


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