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RE: Newbies! Hard-Sats destroy AMSAT.

Hi Paul,

25ft long thats a bit excessive.

No for Mode A I'm thinking of a station with a 5 ele 
yagi on 2m fed by 10 watts PEP or 30 watts to a little 
2 ele HB9CV with a loop receiving antenna for 10m in 
an attic.
A beginner could put this station together for
minimal cost.

By the way a 1450 Km LEO orbit will give a pass time 
of >20 minutes.
I've long thought a 4500 Km LEO orbit would be ideal
but its getting a ride up there thats the problem.

Building simple low cost Mode A/B sats needn't and 
shouldn't preclude building sats for our microwave bands.
We need both types.


Trevor M5AKA 

--- paul.willmott@omsl.bm wrote: > > User friendly satellites
(Mode A/B linear transponders)
> means: 
> Since when have 25ft long antennas (2m) been user friendly?
> Its cheaper to get on Mode U/S than U/V, ... trust me!
> As for mode A, ... fine at LEO if you only want 15 mins at
> max, ... 
> Paul, VP9MU, G6KCV

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