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Re: This Weekend in Minneapolis: Central States VHF Society Meeting



Hello All,

I liked the C-C rider concept, but I like the S1/C transponder proposal as 
well.  Recently I purchased a 50W amplifier and PSU for 2.4GHz from 
decommissioned MMDS equipment at less than US$100.  With my 2.4GHz 
transverter I am half ready.   I haven't seen any equipment as 
cheap/available for a 5.65GHz uplink compared to 2.4GHz. 

On Thursday 27 July 2006 07:47, Trevor M5AKA wrote:
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> Ideally we need addition 10 MHz wide Amateur Satellite allocations at
> 2300-2310 and 1240-1250 MHz and of course 3400-3410 MHz on a world-wide
> basis. These will not be easy to achieve!

In VK we are restricted to 2300-2302 and 2400-2450. 2302-2310 has already gone 
and the weak signal guys have moved to 2403.  3400-3410 are still allocated 
for satellite.  Weak signal modes are also used in 3400-3402.  Activity on 
3.4GHz is minimal and there are some large chunks missing for commercial use.  

I too would like to see a mode U/S2 transponder.  As I live in a rural 
location, I couldn't comment on how noisy 3.4GHz is in our cities.  2.4GHz is 
still usable here.   

73 de David VK5DG
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