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Re: S band downlink on P3E



Hi Mak,
          Plain and simple ... and CORRECT!. I endorse your opinion.

73 John. <la2qaa@amsat.org>
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>  Hello all,
>
>  I agree also. In addition, don't forget a great benefit of S-band 
>downlink:
>
>the antenna is just a TVRO dish + a patch (or small helix), with great
>efficiency!
>I remember the good old days of AO-40, it was possible to access the
>Satellite
>just by using  a small 10 el. Yagi for Uplink and a small Dish for
>downlink.
>  The "monster" VHF-UHF crossed Yagi antennas for  AO-10 & 13  always was a
>reason to discourage me from these birds.
>In contrast, the simplicity of AO-40-gear was very attractive for me and I
>believe for many other Hams. No Crossed-Yagis, no LNAs, no Coaxial relays
>etc... Just a Dish, a feeder, a Downconverter and several meters of cheap
>coaxial cable up to the shack!
>
>  I think is wrong to exclude this band from Eagle even the WiFi is
>grow-up... in any case we have already the S-band equipments and I don't
>remember an easier way to receive a Satellite.
>
>73, Mak SV1BSX


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