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RE: Notes on 2.4 GHz beacon

What is squint angle? I can't say I've heard that term before and now
everyone seems to be using it! If I were to guess I would say it is beam
width of the antenna?

Gene Harlan - WB9MMM
Harlan Technologies - publishers of:
Amateur Television Quarterly
OSCAR Satellite Report

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
Behalf Of Stacey E. Mills, M.D.
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 12:53 PM
To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Notes on 2.4 GHz beacon

Dear Group,

The 400 bps GB (telemetry just like the V-Tx MB) has been set up on the S1
transmitter (nominal freq. = 2400.2 MHz) from MA = 20 to 26. This is about
2.77x6 = 16.6 minutes.  The MA chosen is a compromise of reasonable squint
angle and visibility.  The V-Tx will remain on during this time, as

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