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Re: New South African Satellite



On 10/7/05, Reicher, James <JReicher@hrblock.com> wrote:
> The issue is not the mode, it is the footprint of the bird.  The current
> FM birds fly so low that their footprint is so small.  The FO birds and
> AO7 fly at a higher altitude, so their footprints are larger.

What about a Molniya orbit?  Some passes high altitude with a large
footprint but weaker signals requiring more elaborate equipment to
work, and some passes low altitude with strong signals workable by HT
with a quarter wave duck.

73,
Mark VO1ONE
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