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Jon,
I don't understand why 10 meters...if its a handheld wouldn't  "B" mode be
better size wise ??? and doppler

Jon Ogden wrote:

> on 6/1/01 8:15 PM, Bob Bruninga at bruninga@usna.edu wrote:
>
> > Regarding the next satellite:  "HANDI-SAT"
> >
> > Here is my take.  I want to build a 2m uplink, 10m downlink linear
> > satellite.  Yes, Its the old MODE-A,  BUT design it for HT'S!
> >
> > Remember, now with the Yeasu 817 and now the Kenwood TH-F6A with all mode
> > receivers, by next year we will have an HT with ALL MODE transmitter too.
> > BINGO!  THen we have HAM Radio HAND-HELD two-way VOICE that can support 30
> > or more simultaneous QSO's.
>
> Hey, Bob,
>
> That's a GREAT idea!
>
> I really wish Kenwood would have made the HT go up to 2.4 GHz.  That way it
> combined with an FT-817 would make a GREAT portable AO-40 setup.
>
> But for your simple, do it on the cheap bird projects, that HT is absolutely
> IDEAL.  Cube sats could easily support this kind of thing.
>
> And (and I am not being facetious here) perhaps cube sats could ride along
> with whatever our next major ham payload is going to be.  I would think the
> small cube sats could easily be accommodated.
>
> Fun times ahead!
>
> 73,
>
> Jon
> NA9D
>
> -------------------------------------
> Jon Ogden
> NA9D (ex: KE9NA)
>
> Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA
>
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>
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