[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 Mode
John Marranca, Jr
jmarranca at bnsystems.com
Mon Oct 27 17:57:49 PDT 2008
Never hurts to ask...hihi.
On 10/27/08, Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com> wrote:
> Hi John,
> As versatile as AO-51 is, we are limited by the hardware on the satellite.
> We have two UHF FM transmitters, one 2.4 GHz FM transmitter, three VHF FM
> receivers for users, and the SQRX receiver which is usable on FM or SSB on
> VHF, L Band, and with poor performance on 10m. Other limitations are that
> digital uplinks must go to the SQRX receiver, whatever audio is fed to the
> 435.300 transmitter is shared by the 2401.200 transmitter, and due to
> potentially harmful interference we have tried to limit the SQRX to L band
> while connected to the BBS. I think that covers it, LOL.
> QRP on the second channel is certainly possible, given that sometimes we'll
> have to switch to digital to collect telemetry.
> Thanks for the interest.
> 73, Drew KO4MA
> AMSAT VP Operations
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Marranca, Jr" <jmarranca at bnsystems.com>
> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 7:04 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-51 Mode
>> Hey Everybody!
>> OK, Drew....is it possible to put AO-51 into the same unique mode that
>> AO-16 is in (145 FM UP/435 SSB DOWN)???
>> I would be interested in trying it on AO-51.
>> How about more QRP on the 2nd Channel?
>> OR...Can the Up and Down links be reversed...as in 435 up and 145 down???
>> John KB2HSH
>> John Marranca, Jr
>> PBX Technician/Shop Steward CWA Local 1122
>> BN Systems, Inc
>> Orchard Park, NY
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John Marranca, Jr
PBX Technician/Shop Steward CWA Local 1122
BN Systems, Inc
Orchard Park, NY
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