[amsat-bb] Re: AO-40 Replacement

Rob pabutusa at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 13:28:41 PDT 2013

I miss linear transponders .... I grew up with the early RS birds
particularly RS-6 and RS-8 .... I was only a "kid" in college ...

If you're looking for EASY ENTRY .... MODE A ROCKS!

That said .. I never bother with the FM birds .... tried once and it's was
just a barrage of callsigns and grids ....

I've been sticking with FO-29 and VO52 ... I need to give AO7 a try

Also ..... if anyone is looking for a great transponder module for a cube
sat ... look no further than the work of PE1RAH .... his transponder fits
in a "cube" and is already flight proven ....

High elliptical orbit satellites are cool .... harder to work ..... more
transmit power ... receive preamps ... probably not entry level stuff ...
I'd a rather see a couple LEO linear transponders rather than ONE HEO ...

--> Rob, KA2PBT

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