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Re: 50 MHz (was S band and Eagle: an appeal for ahigherleveldiscussion)

At 01:12 AM 9/13/2006, Miguel A. Vallejo wrote:
>Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR] escribió:
> > What are peoples views on trying to get an Amateur Satellite Service
> > allocation at 50-51 MHz ?
>First, we should get a worldwide amateur service allocation in the range
>51-52 MHz. Many countries have (very) restricted access to 6m band, and
>others do not have allocation at all!

Most VK amateurs aren't able to transmit on 50-52 
MHz, except for the DX window at the very bottom 
of the band.  That segment is still used for TV 
broadcasting down here (a small number of TV 
stations).  Maybe the shift to digital TV around 
2012 will offer a small window to get this part 
of the band (the low band is being phased out for 
TV broadcasting, and is not used by the digital service).

>I wonder if the severe Sporadic E on 6m can affect to the satellite
>service at moderate and low angles... I suspect the answer is yes.

This could lead to all sorts of interesting effects...

73 de VK3JED

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