[amsat-bb] 50 MHz (was S band and Eagle: an appeal for a higher leveldiscussion)
m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Sep 11 14:23:46 PDT 2006
--- Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> Lets preserve 2m downlinks for OMNI directional downlinks to
> Mobiles and handhelds where the 19" mobile whip OMNI has
> a 9 dB advantage over 70cm and a 24 dB advantage over 2.4 GHz.
> We can easily close the link to mobiles and handhelds with
> Omni antennas with 2 meter downlinks from space. I hope we
> Continue to develop this mobile satellite capability.
> PCSAT and ARISS packet system demonstrate this easily.
Bob raises a good point here.
What are peoples views on trying to get an Amateur Satellite Service allocation
at 50-51 MHz ?
Granted omni antennas would be 3 times bigger than 2 metres but we would
benefit from low path loss and low doppler shift ?
73 Trevor M5AKA
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