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Re: AO-27/UO-14






>From: "laura halliday" <marsgal42@hotmail.com>
>To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-27/UO-14
>Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 01:33:24
>

>Exactly.
>
>People can and do make contacts on FM satellites.
>They work. I never denied that.
>
Yeah, all the time- standard Analog TVRO uses FM transponders!  And there 
are actually advantages to using the wideband FM they use for video.  With 
the exception of newer MPEG strams, the TV wideband FM was an optimal 
system.

Unfortunately, narrowband FM, single channel isn't a good technical solution 
for ham use.  I think the solution someday might be to make a
single channel repeater and a linear transponder on the same bird.  The 
newbies can use the FM (This is was the original FM sats were for, not the 
big guns!) and once experienced, and once they've graduated to more 
expensive (SSB) equipment, they can move to the linear transponder.

Fred W0FMS
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