[amsat-bb] Re: Re Power Levels Into Satellites

Ricardo Trujillo hk4bha at comcast.net
Wed Apr 25 07:11:10 PDT 2007

Used to be that the rule of thumb was to keep your signal below the level of
the beacon...I don't know if that applies to the current birds.
Ricardo, W3/HK4BHA

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Mike Hooles
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 9:43 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re Power Levels Into Satellites

What would be useful for people coming into the satellite world would be a 
series of maximum recommended power levels for each of the satellites listed

on the AMSAT Website,
e.g. SO50,
      Antenna - Eggbeater  - 50 watts up to 30 degrees, 10 watts above.
                      1/4 wave ground plane - 50 watts
                      3 ele. beam
                      10 ele beam
                      12 ele beam
Also, listing modes.
At the moment, many make the excuse they do not have the time, information, 
nor skills to calculate the levles. They're usually the ones that are 'deaf 
as a post' on the downlink as well
Then any alligators could be steered to the relevant list.

Best Regards
Mike G3LGR

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