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Re: RE: Beginner Birds



Folks

If you guys want a mode A transponder I have the design for a 60 KHz wide transponder loosely based on OSCAR 7's design.

Just drop me a line.

Dennis

KD4ETA

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DATE: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 00:31:32
From: "Robert Oler" <cvn65vf94@msn.com>
To: wa6ilt@AMSAT.Org, amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Cc: 

>Dave.
>
>This is where the realtionship with NASA on ISS if it had any real value to 
>hams would shine.  NASA should jump at the chance to put a Mode A 
>transponder on the station.  Clear some hoops in terms of the paperwork 
>involved, maybe even spring for some cash, and offer the launch.  With the 
>new antennas the "radios/hardware" probably could even be "inside".
>
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>
>Robert Oler WB5MZO Houston TX
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>>From: David Reinhart <wa6ilt@bellatlantic.net>
>>Reply-To: wa6ilt@AMSAT.Org
>>To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
>>Subject: [amsat-bb] RE: Beginner Birds
>>Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 17:05:20 -0400
>>
>>I agree with Wayne.  I think Mode A is the best balance between multiple
>>user access (i.e., transponder), ease of use and equipment
>>requirements.  A beam isn't even necessary.  I made lots of RS-10
>>contacts using a 2m ground plane antenna and compensated for the lack of
>>pointing ability with more power.  The only problem was with very high
>>angle passes.
>>
>>I am willing to put money and effort into a bird with Mode A
>>capability.  My skills as a builder are not great, but I'll pledge my
>>labor and $1,000 for a satellite that can do Mode A.
>>
>>Dave Reinhart
>>wa6ilt@NOamsat.org
>>
>>Much snipped.  Wayne wrote:
>>
>>I think the best entry-level satellite is Mode A, which offers a quali
>>ty user experience and a very EASY TO HEAR 10m downlink.  The 2m SSB
>>uplink is more difficult than FM satellites, but it offers an upgrade
>>path to the higher satellites.  But maybe my thinking is biased by the
>>fact that I'm an "old timer" who became a ham when HF SSB was the main
>>attraction of ham radio.
>>
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