[amsat-bb] Re: FM on VO-52 or others
kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Mon Apr 23 23:37:09 PDT 2007
At 06:03 PM 4/23/2007, Patrick Green wrote:
>With FO-29 having trouble, I'm sure that SSB will pickup on this bird. I
>wonder why the lack of popularity? I thought everyone liked Mode B.
>73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.
Good question. I'm guessing that what folks are saying when they say
the like mode-B is they like the Heo orbiting mode-B satellite. The
Heo provides a bigger footprint for DX and the high orbit exhibits
slower changing Doppler and long passes. Just a guess.
I have been reluctant to get on AO-52 mainly from the high angle and
Doppler rates. Once my antennas are back up and I have full
auto-track/tuning that might change. At least auto-tracking would
make QSO's less stressful. Satellite operation is my "fun" mode; for
a technical challenge I do eme and mw.
Ed - KL7UW
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