[amsat-bb] Re: S-band & SAT-DXing
John B. Stephensen
kd6ozh at comcast.net
Sun Sep 10 00:53:46 PDT 2006
Eagle's class 1 low-speed digital mode should be ideal for DXpeditions. The
goal is to be able to use simple turnstile or eggbeater antennas.
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From: "SV1BSX" <sv1bsx at yahoo.gr>
To: "Amsat-BULL" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 19:43 UTC
Subject: [amsat-bb] S-band & SAT-DXing
> ..BTW, just now I remembered another benefit due to S-band downlink:
> During AO-40's "glory days", almost every new DX-peditions was QRV on
> AO-40 !
> Thus, they was "on the air" new rare countries for first time through a
> Are you wondering why? Because the S-band gear was lightweight, small,
> it was easy to be transported. They was not problem for DXpedition-ers.
> I can't remember many Dx-peditions which they had been involved with
> AO-13, as it was very difficult to carry big VHF-UHF arrays for accessing
> with old HEOs.
> Just keep in mind, before S-band's condemnation in the waste.
> 73, Mak SV1BSX
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