[amsat-bb] Re: 50 MHz (was S band and Eagle: an appeal for a higherleveldiscussion)
vk3jed at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 13:27:59 PDT 2006
At 01:12 AM 9/13/2006, Miguel A. Vallejo wrote:
>Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR] escribió:
> > What are peoples views on trying to get an Amateur Satellite Service
> > allocation at 50-51 MHz ?
>First, we should get a worldwide amateur service allocation in the range
>51-52 MHz. Many countries have (very) restricted access to 6m band, and
>others do not have allocation at all!
Most VK amateurs aren't able to transmit on 50-52
MHz, except for the DX window at the very bottom
of the band. That segment is still used for TV
broadcasting down here (a small number of TV
stations). Maybe the shift to digital TV around
2012 will offer a small window to get this part
of the band (the low band is being phased out for
TV broadcasting, and is not used by the digital service).
>I wonder if the severe Sporadic E on 6m can affect to the satellite
>service at moderate and low angles... I suspect the answer is yes.
This could lead to all sorts of interesting effects...
73 de VK3JED
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