[amsat-bb] Re: [ao51-modes] AO-51 Mode Change (NEW MODE V/US)

Mark L. Hammond n8mh at embarqmail.com
Fri Jan 25 15:51:09 PST 2008

Neat stuff!!!

Will be good to exercise the S-band gear.


At 06:38 PM 1/25/2008 -0500, Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
>This morning, January 25th, AO-51 was switched to a new mode. Currently both 
>the S band downlink of 2401.200 and the 435.300 downlink are on and tied 
>together to the 145.920 receiver. This creates a single repeater that can be 
>heard on either downlink. In the past the satellite power budget would not 
>allow simultaneous S and U downlinks for more than a few moments, but the 
>current no eclipse season allows us try try this new combination. The L/U 
>BBS and U band telemetry will be off during this period, except for brief 
>periods when command stations will be collecting telemetry. During these 
>passes, the S band downlink may be shut off temporarily.
>Give this new mode a try this weekend. If you like using S-band AND working 
>lots of stations, this mode is for you. Currently we plan to run this mode 
>through the end of the month.
>73, Drew KO4MA
>Via the AO51-modes mailing list courtesy of AMSAT-NA
>AO51-modes at amsat.org

Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]

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