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Re: LEO



At 09:16 AM 6/18/2008, RFI-EMI-GUY wrote:
>I can't agree more, I can't wait to hear the 
>complaints about D-Star experiments from these 
>folks. Instead of heterodyne, it will be dead 
>air! Its just an experiment folks!
>
>     Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 17:11:09 -0400
>     From: "Jim Danehy" <jdanehy@cinci.rr.com>
>     Subject: [amsat-bb]  LEO
>     To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
>     Message-ID: <70E4A3CC414A4FE9A70E7681904AAE8D@JamesPC>
>     Content-Type: text/plain;   charset="iso-8859-1"
>
>     I am perplexed why some have to be critical 
> of another person's interest. I am a QRQ CW 
> operator. If you do not like CW that is OK. I 
> do. We will probably not work on that mode if 
> you don't like it. I cut my teeth on Oscar 6 
> and dropped out of satellites in about 1982. I 
> have not yet tried an FM bird. I am working to 
> get back  on LEOs on CW. I will probably do SSB too.  I hope to be on soon.
>
>     There is a saying that if it isn't  CW it 
> is just CB. I look forward to HEO but until then it is LEO.
>
>--
>Joe Leikhim K4SAT
>"The RFI-EMI-GUY"©

Joe,

Welcome back to satellites.  I got started by 
helping set up the AO-6 West Coast Command Station.

But one thing you say has me puzzled:  CW on a 
LEO?  They only do FM.  Exception is AO-7 which 
is a MEO and the Indian sat which has a linear 
transponder which will pass CW/SSB.  Or you 
planning to send MCW by tone modulating the FM signal?

73 Ed - KL7UW
ex AL7EB, ex K8MWA 


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