[amsat-bb] Re: BBsat Call for ideas

cathrynham cathrynm at junglevision.com
Mon Nov 24 19:29:59 PST 2008

FM-up and FM-down. 

One transmitter on 432.
Multiple receivers on 2M -- maybe 8 would be cool each set to
a different frequency, each with a distinct PL tone for access.

On the satellite each of the receiver ports is mixed together at audio 
frequencies and output
on the downlink.  The volume of the mix is determined by S-meters and 
the louder
signals on the uplink are mixed in at lower volume..   The more power you
use, the quieter you sound.     This is so while the big guns are 
chatting away
at very quiet, low audio, the guy with the HT has a chance to break in 
and boom
over everyone.

The idea here is to make a satellite where the HT's have a chance.  
Also, multiple
receivers make the system usable over areas where pirates are 
transmitting on
the uplink channel. (Provided pirates aren't on ALL the uplink channels.)

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