[amsat-bb] Re: AO-40 S band

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Thu May 15 23:05:17 PDT 2008

My notes say that the main uplink was on 70cm.  Not knowing which way AO-40 was going to be configured, I built my station 13cm downlink with a 300 mhz IF, so I could use either 2m or 70cm up.  Turns out that was a good decision.

If you have a wide-band receiver, perhaps you could modify your S-band converter to use a different frequency?  I set my LO to 2.1 ghz, if I recall.

Greg  KO6TH.

> Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 22:16:29 -0400
> From: wb2llp at optonline.net
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  AO-40 S band
> I was going to set up to receive AO-51 on VS when it occurred to me that I need the 144 band as the receiver for the S band down-converter. Then I remembered that I used to have QSOs on AO-40 with the same gear that I still have, but I do not remember and can not find any notes as what band we used for the uplink.  
> Will someone  with a better memory/set of notes please remind me what band we used for the uplink? 
> TNX es 73 de WB2LLP  
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