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Re: S-band & SAT-DXing



Eagle's class 1 low-speed digital mode should be ideal for DXpeditions. The
goal is to be able to use simple turnstile or eggbeater antennas.

73,

John
KD6OZH

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "SV1BSX" <sv1bsx@yahoo.gr>
To: "Amsat-BULL" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 19:43 UTC
Subject: [amsat-bb] S-band & SAT-DXing


> ..BTW, just now I remembered another benefit due to S-band downlink:
>
>  During AO-40's "glory days", almost every new DX-peditions was  QRV on
> AO-40 !
> Thus, they was "on the air" new rare countries for first time through a
> HEO-Sat.
>
>  Are you wondering why?  Because the S-band gear was lightweight, small,
so
> it was easy to be transported. They was not problem for DXpedition-ers.
>
>  I can't remember many Dx-peditions which they had been involved with
AO-10
> &
> AO-13, as it was very difficult to carry big VHF-UHF arrays for accessing
> with old HEOs.
>
>  Just keep in mind, before S-band's condemnation in the waste.
>
> 73, Mak SV1BSX
>
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