[amsat-bb] Re: Yes, DStar can work on LEO,

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 15:19:41 PST 2007

At 09:14 AM 2/27/2007, Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
>Please do not use FM on any of the transponder satellites, whether D-Star or
>plain FM. FM of any kind is expressly unwelcome on AO-7 especially.
>If you would like to set up a test of D-Star via AO-51, please organize the
>effort and send a request to schedule it to ao51-modes at amsat.org or to
>myself directly and we will accommodate the test on a FM satellite, where FM
>belongs. I think it'd be an interesting experiment.

Umm, I thought D-Star was a digital mode, not riding on top of 
FM.  Is it transmitted as AFSK or is it modulated directly onto the 
carrier?  If it's the latter, then it wouldn't work on an FM satellite.

73 de VK3JED

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