[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 mode V/S

Ronald Nutter rnutter at networkref.com
Tue May 13 10:11:14 PDT 2008

Check this link for a source of a signal generator - 

If you send an email to the AO-51 email address for mode requests, you 
might have a shot at getting a Mode S week or weekend next month.  I was 
thinking of requesting one now that my station is back up.  I want to do 
some mobile S band operation.


Rm2642 at aol.com wrote:
> Unfortunately, I had no success with the AO-51 V/S mode this past  week.
> Before the next V/S mode operation comes around, I want to double  check 
> performance of my antenna and downconverter. Some of the folks in the UK  had 
> these items available during AO-40 days but don't think they're available  today, 
> such as:
> _http://www.uk.amsat.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=252&Itemid=
> 86_ 
> (http://www.uk.amsat.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=252&Itemid=86) 
> I've seen Bob's K5GNA 2.4GHz Source 
> on eBay with the: 
> _http://cgi.ebay.com/2-4-GHz-SIGNAL-SOURCE-GARDINER-TYPE-LO2398-AMSAT_W0QQitem
> Z110251114382QQcmdZViewItem_ 
> (http://cgi.ebay.com/2-4-GHz-SIGNAL-SOURCE-GARDINER-TYPE-LO2398-AMSAT_W0QQitemZ110251114382QQcmdZViewItem) 
> Are there other small modular type 2.4Ghz Sources out there that I can use  
> to verify downlink setup?
> Thanks,
> Ron
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