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



I too use a D7A, but for the uplink.  Doesn't take much effort to flip a 
coax switch to use the 2MCP14 in the back yard for the uplink...  downlink 
is a G3RUH 60cm dish/patch with an SSB UEK-3000/144 to my TS2000 via 
LMR-400.  Sure, I can't use my Heil Goldline or the foot switch, but I don't 
care..  it's not like I'm ragchewing on a LEO bird anyway and I like the 
"quietness" of the 13cm band, aside from the clicking from all the wireless 
access points surrounding me.  ...and I don't have a purse to "lose" my 
radio in thank goodness  ;-)

73,
Don

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Price" <n4qwf@ntelos.net>
To: "Margaret Leber" <maggie@voicenet.com>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 2:01 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 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
>>
>>--
>>-----/___.   _)Margaret Stephanie Leber CCP, SCJP/"The art of progress /
>>----/(, /|  /| http://voicenet.com/~maggie SCWCD/ is to preserve order/
>>---/   / | / |  _   _   _    `  _  AOPA 925383/ amid change and to  /
>>--/ ) /  |/  |_(_(_(_/_(_/__(__(/_      K3XS / preserve change amid/
>>-/ (_/   '        .-/ .-/        ARRL 39280 /order."-A.N.Whitehead/
>>/________________(_/_(_/_______AMSAT 32844_/<maggie@voicenet.com>/
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