[amsat-bb] Frequency advice requested

Graham Shirville g.shirville at btinternet.com
Sun Apr 12 04:54:35 PDT 2009

Hi all,

AMSAT-UK is involved with the development of a "C Band" beacon to be deployed on a satellite in low earth orbit sometime during 2012. The satellite is ESEO - The European Student Earth Orbiter and the beacon will be part of an amateur package which will also include U/S and U/V linear transponders. 

The beacon has to be somewhere in the 5830-5850MHz part of the band as this is the allocation that is available for space to earth transmissions. So the question is - what would be the best part of the band to use - taking into account existing ground equipment and antennas (if any) and potential QRM from other terrestrial systems.

Any ideas or suggestions will be most welcome!



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