[amsat-bb] Re: WB9L cross-satellite again

n3tl@bellsouth.net n3tl at bellsouth.net
Sun Oct 19 06:55:17 PDT 2008

My apologies to Mssrs. de Jong, Koehler, Gunn and all for my ignorance - i.e., not knowing what else to call these contacts.

WB9L is intentionally working AO-51, which is thousands of km away from and pretty much opposite AO-16, which N3TL is intentionally working. Indeed, both satellites have the same FM/VHF uplink. WB9L copies N3TL on AO-51 at 435.300 +/-, in FM. N3TL copies WB9L on AO-16 at 437.026 +/-, in SSB. It seemed clear to me that a complete contact between these two stations occurred across both satellites.

I'm open to any suggestions regarding a term more accurate than cross-satellite for such contacts.

73 to all,

Tim - N3TL
AMSAT Member No. 36820
Athens, Ga. - EM84ha

-------------- Original message from Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net>: -------------- 

> Jeffrey Koehler wrote: > Wouldn't it have to be, for true cross-satellite operation to occur, the 
> downlink of one satellite to be on the uplink of another? 
> Yes 
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