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Re: Echo on FD



You must have better passes then we do here around Atlanta.
The only good passes here are 10:12pm Sat and noon Sunday. Not many hams at 
our site then. They mostly come for our dinner at 6pm stay a couple of 
hours and leave. very few other than the ops here on Sunday.

At 02:43 PM 5/7/2005, you wrote:
>Um.....there *IS* no U band uplink on AO-51.
>
>Analog Uplink:
>145.920 MHz FM (PL - 67Hz)
>145.880 MHz FM (QRP, No PL)
>1268.700 MHz FM (PL - 67Hz)
>
>Analog Downlink:
>435.300 MHz FM
>2401.200 MHz FM
>
>There is a lot to be said for having the ability to use 435 MHz as the 
>IF.  Or, you can use two HT's to work AO-51 on Field Day (big deal).
>
>I plan to set up a portable V/U/S satellite station at our Field Day 
>site.  I guarantee you that it will get lots of attention when I work 
>AO-51 off a G3RUH patch on 2.4 GHz!
>
>73,
>
>Mark N8MH <- See? I managed to communicate that and not even call anybody 
>an idot! :)
>
>
>
>At 01:57 PM 5/7/2005 -0400, sco@sco-inc.com wrote:
> >Whose brillant idea was it to put AO-51 on V/S mode for Field Day?  Mode 
> U/S I could understand but not V/S. Are these the same idiots who decided 
> we users didn't need an easy to view/understand op grid schedule on the 
> Amsat welcome page?
> >
> >My S Band downconverter does have a 2m IF. I had not intended to be on 
> any S band sats for FD this year and guess now i won't be on Echo either. 
> Oh well there is Hamsat and FO-29 and SO-50, enough to keep me busy.
> >
> >There is enough trouble to haul the satellite gear out to FD but now 
> someone in Amsat decides to make it even a greater burden. Guess I am 
> staying home this year and operate out of my backyard, a better site 
> anyway, all things considered for field Day this year.
> >
> >
> >
> >Les
> >W4SCO
>
>
>Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]
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