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Re: Idea for more satellites in short time



Ed Cole wrote:

What is missed in this discussion is that mw sat operation does not occur on the "normal" suband in those mw bands so one must acquire additional equipment for the new sat-band in any case. 

Wayne replies:

The only mw ham band is the 160m band.  1.8-2.0 MHz.  It is not allocated for satellite uplinks or downlinks.  A mw satellite would surely have VERY inefficient antennas.  The noise level tends to be very high, and mw signals don't penetrate the ionosphere reliably at night.

Or are you talking about something other than "medium wave"?    ;-)

Wayne Estes W9AE
Mundelein, IL, USA
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