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Re: AO-7



CW still works great, though.  I have made about as
many CW contacts on AO7 as SSB ones.  Haven't tried
Hellschreiber yet.  Anyone up for a test?

73s John NE0P


--- Cliff Buttschardt <cbuttsch@kcbx.net> wrote:
> 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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