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Re: Re: AO-40, K-band Tx Test Successful!



Margaret Leber wrote:

> On Monday 10 September 2001 13:07, Stacey E. Mills wrote in "[amsat-bb]
> Re: AO-40, K-band Tx Test Successful!":
>
> > From: "Edward R. Cole" <al7eb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>It is nice to have a second downlink band, though I suspect only
> >>a few microwave experimenters will utilize it.
>
> > That's what they said about S-band on AO-13!  :-)
>
> Word!...Uh, I mean "Hear, hear, well-said!".
>
> Anybody who builds a K-band receive capability will probably be a
> "microwave experimenter" by definition. :-)
>
> Whether there will be only "a few" depends on how accessable we can
> make the technology, and what the perceived benefits are.
>
> Now that there's a good reason to try, I think we'll see a lot of
> interest in K-band RX...especially among folks like me who got their
> feet wet in S-band when the AO-40 V-TX tanked on us, and found out that
> S-band RX wasn't such a big deal..
>
> 73 de Maggie K3XS
>
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