[amsat-bb] Re: Allocations in L-band

Alan wa4sca at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 04:39:37 PST 2012

That seems to explain the story.  Thanks for the research!


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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
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Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 5:49 AM
To: AMSAT-BB; Greg D; Edward R Cole
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Allocations in L-band

I had a recollection that it was UOSAT-1 (OSCAR-9) that was planned to have
a 23cm L-Band beacon and so I emailed Cliff G4BGP/G8FDH who has sent me the

It had been proposed that a 23cm beacon be carried on board UOSAT. However
there was a legal problem to be overcome. A request was made to the World
Administrative Conference in 1977 (WARC-77), to permit such a beacon to be
operated, from space. Unfortunately the outcome of WARC77 prevented
operation of the 23cm beacon... Consequently it was agreed that a 13cm
beacon should also be considered.

73 Trevor M5AKA

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