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[AMSAT-BB] 145 MHz IF on V/s?

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Message: 10
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 11:52:19 -0400
From: WB2LLP <wb2llp@optonline.net>
Subject: [amsat-bb]  AO-40   DUH
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Thank you for the  responses.  The answer should have been obvious since I 
was using my IC-821 to work through AO-40.  To make it worse,  I have a 
couple of other rigs which have the 2M band.  The next time we have a V/S 
configuration I shall try to overcome my senior moment.

Gene   WB2LLP

 Hello Gene (and the list),

Your question reminds me of a question I've been meaning to ask!

My current S-band antenna is a simple integrated antenna/downconverter with 
123 MHz IF, but I plan to install a P3E-ready dish and downconverter on my 
crossboom this summer.

My best downconverter is a K5GNA unit with 145 MHz IF. I wonder how it'll 
play on mode V/s?  Can anyone comment on this?

I also have some more 123 MHz IF units, but their NF is unknown. I'd rather 
use my AIDC 3731 from K5GNA, even if it means reduced performance on V/s. I 
plan to optimize for HEO operation, but I'd be happy if I could also work 
AO-51 in mode V/s.

Thanks for any help or advice!



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