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Mode A (was QRM 2m, question for sat builders)



Hear, hear!  I'll never forget my first satellite QSO, using a Drake T-4XB 
and TC-2 transmit convertor at 10W into a home-brew turnstile for my uplink, 
and the Drake R-4B with a dipole in the attice for the downlink, or the 
utter amusement of the other guy when he heard about my rigs!  (real radios 
glow in the dark...)

Mode A was great, and I wish AO-7 would come up in it more often...

73 de KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Heath" <johnheath@easynet.co.uk>
To: "amsat - bb" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>; "Andrew Glasbrenner" 
<glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] QRM 2m, question for sat builders


> Hi Gang,
>
> If you want a great mode for beginners, and for old timers,  lets have 
> some Mode A birds.
> I know its not interesting to satellite builders, but I bet its 
> interesting to lots of Amsat members worldwide.
> Remember the fun on RS-10?  Its not just nostalgia on my part,  Mode A (2m 
> up 10m down) has real benefits
>
> Omni directional receive antenna, two bits of wire 8ft long as an inverted 
> V or dipole. Easy and costs nothing.
>
> Uplink on 2m with a few watts into a vertical. Easy.
>
> USB uplink and downlink. Plenty of  room for QSO's in the passband.
>
> Easy Doppler correction at 29MHz.
>
> 73 John G7HIA
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