[amsat-bb] Re: A051

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Thu Aug 23 12:33:04 PDT 2007

----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Wilson" <s.wilson at yahoo.com>
To: <k3szh at netzero.net>; <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 5:38 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: A051

> For those more experienced, I do have a couple of questions:
> When operating an inverting linear, do you generally transmit on USB and
> listen LSB or visa versa?

Hi Scott, NW2S

We transmit LSB and we receive USB because doing so many other radio
hams dedicated to tropo traffic in VHF/UHF can hear us from the satellite
by chance in 2 meters and 70 cm where they normally operate in USB for

> When operating linear, what's the accepted approach to doppler correction?
> It seems that you would be able to transmit without any correction, but
> that your receive would vary a lot more - or perhaps again, visa versa?

There are various preferences but since OSCAR-6 I prefere to keep constant
the frequency of my return SSB signal while manually correcting the TX
frequency to keep my voice constantly clear while speaking.
If the operator in contact with me do the same then our QSO start and end
on the same frequency during the whole orbit.
I prefere to use separate RX and TX and in my case they are nothing special
very old and mostly homebrewed equipments.
> There are a number of articles in amsat/arrl journals about getting
> started on FM, but considerably less written about making the transition
> to linears. Maybe you can help us get on!
Read " The Satellite Experimenter's Handbook " written by Martin Davidoff,
K2UBC and edited by the ARRL

> thanks,
> Scott
> NW2S
73" de

i8CVS Domenico

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