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Re: AO-7



AM on ham satellites????   Good god no!!!!   Cliff K7RR

Bob Bruninga wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, John Geiger wrote:
> 
> > Has anyone ever run AM on a satellite?  I know that
> > the digital modes, and SSTV has been done, but what
> > about AM?
> 
> Our next pair of satellites will have one with a UHF AM  uplink in the
> military UHF band.  This is for backwards compatibility with our school's
> boats that have archaic UHF tactical radios.
> 
> AM is not power effective, but in this case, we wanted to demonstrate
> comms with existing assets.  This satellite is not Amateur, but its twin
> is.  Its twin is called RAFT and will have a PCsat digipeater on it
> hopefully on 145.825 MHz.  Launch 2005.
> 
> Both will only last 6 months as they are being deployed below Space
> Station so that they do not become hazards to Station.
> 
> Bob, WB4APR
> 
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