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Re: RS-13 Frequencies



Historically, some of us have looked for those signals (generally means a
new op to welcome to the fold).  Along the lines of going ultra-cheap (my
specialty!)  many of the old crystal rigs put out a fair CW tone.
Especially if you disable all of the modulation circuitry.  Then replace the
netting cap with a varicap diode, and put a nice easy to turn pot on the
varicap diode.  Can you say really cheap doppler adjustment?  I made a lot
of RS-10 contacts that way.

73,
Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "James R. Duffey" <jamesd1@flash.net>
To: "Frank Grossman" <fgrossma@idt.net>; <AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2000 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] RS-13 Frequencies


> At the risk of seeming to encourage poor signals on the air, I recommend
you
> go ahead and try to make Mode A contacts by keying the PTT on your FM
radio.
>
> Over the years this has been the way many newcomers started in the hobby.
> Satellite operators are much more forgiving of poor CW note than HF
> operators, as it means that someone else is getting interested in the
birds.
>
> I think you will find making QSOS using that technique to be more
> satisfactory than trying to use the FM birds. Give it a try - Dr.
Megacycle
> KK6MC/5
> --
> James R. Duffey KK6MC/5
> 30 Casa Loma Road
> Cedar Crest, NM 87008
>
>
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