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Re: Prototype Linear Transponders



Hi Bob...

I'm not set up for PSK31 as of yet, but I would be interested in using CW on
PCSAT-2, are there things I need to know so that I don't gum up the PSK-31
users?

Thanks!

Roger
WA1KAT
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>; <JamesDuffey@comcast.net>; <m5aka@hotmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 9:56 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Prototype Linear Transponders


> >We need more linear birds.... DOn't mean to
> >flame FM birds, they have their place, but they
> >only scratch the surface of what satellite
> >transponders can do.
>
> PCSAT2 has scratched that surface and with its linear
> uplink and FM downlink, it mixes the best of both worlds.
> Yet we are only hearing between about 0 and 1
> user  per pass.  The sound of one hand clapping.
>
> The linear uplink can probably support a dozen
> or more CW or PSK users simultaneously...
>
> Of course Today, it just so happens that we
> had to turn it off for man-safety reaons during
> the ISS EVA today.  But it should be back up
> tonorrow and onward.
>
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/pec/pc2ops.html
>
> ANYONE with an FM RECEIVER can hear it, and anyone
> with at least a $140 Radio Shack 10m transmitter
> can work it.
>
> Enjoy...
> de Wb4APR, Bob
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