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Re: Why V/S in stead of U/S



I am working mode S with a 847 on the upink and a Kenwood thd-7a/e on the 
downlink seems to work just fine here with my WiFI patch antenna for mode 
S. Go with what you got is my suggestion.

At 04:54 PM 5/23/2005, Margaret Leber wrote:
>Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
>
>>On a personal note, I don't know any sat ops with S band that do not
>>have a second 2m FM transmitter. Just about anything will work on the
>>uplink, demonstrated by the dozens of QSOs made on just 5 watts and a
>>rubber duck for uplinking during the last 2 V/S sessions. Visitors to
>>the Dayton Hamvention demonstrations can attest to this.
>
>On a personal note, *I* don't have a second 2m FM transmitter in my shack 
>other than an HT unlikely to be heard from a satellite when indoors.
>
>I added S-band recieve capability at a fortuitous time, just in time to 
>operate on AO-40's first day of operations...and before too long the 
>heavily used S2-downlink was diluted beyond usability with the antenna I 
>had used quite successfully only a few months before. It's too bad AO-40 
>didn't survive, and *really* too bad that the S1 transmitter didn't, 
>because it had a much louder signal than S2.
>
>Making the "default" uplink band for an S-band downlink VHF rather than 
>UHF obsoletes my station as far as S-band is concerned; I'm simply not in 
>a position to run S-RX and V-TX simultaneously, because my S-band 
>downcoverter IF is VHF. This approach made S-RX achievable without a huge 
>expenditure on an existing single satllite transceiver satellite station 
>built around an FT-847.
>
>It sure is nice to hear about how loud the new S-band downlink is. It sure 
>is a shame I can't work it without substantially rebuilding my station.
>
>  73 de Maggie K3XS
>
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