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Re: RE: more cubesats



Echo could be a nice UO-22 replacement and with the higher power output be
easier to access.

73,

John
KD6OZH

----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Woodward" <dbwoodw@alltel.net>
To: "Amsat Bulletin Board" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 02:30
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] RE: more cubesats


> UO-22 when operational only required an FM dual-band radio and a 9600 baud
> modem (I used a PK-96) - it was very popular, with several hundred users
> each day worldwide.
>
> I understand at one time it also allowed UI digipeating like PCSAT.
>
> 73's
>
> Don Woodward
> KD4APP
> AMSAT 33535
> kd4app@amsat.org
> http://kd4app.webhop.org
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Grant Zehr" <>
>
> <snip>
>
> I think it's interesting that back in 1990 the AMSAT experts were
insistent
> that "normal packet" radio was not practical and would never work on
> satellites because of the doppler shift, etc.  I never got on Pacsat
> because
> it required uhf SSB, vhf  FM, a TNC and a special modem.  My budget then
> allowed me to get on terrestial packet (vhf FM HT and a TNC),  but the
> total
> cost for a Pacsat station put the digital satellites out of reach.
>
> Now Bob puts up PCSAT, and I pull out my ten year old modem, my ten year
> old
> Icom HT, a 486 computer with Bob's DOS terminal program and made a LOT of
> contacts.  I worked some new grid squares and had better QSO's than on
> UO-14.  QSO's were one line at a time, and interleaved with other folks
> chatter, but it worked really well.   If one of the Pacsat cluster had
been
> configured like PCSAT, we would probably now have a large group of
amateurs
> with on-the air digital experience and perhaps the enthusiam needed to
> support the newer digital modes.
>
> <snip>
>
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