[amsat-bb] Re: What a shame!

Stan W1LE stanw1le at verizon.net
Sat Feb 21 10:00:17 PST 2009

Hello Art,

I would second that. The 435 MHz downlink is very difficult from this 
location with the
PAVE PAWS, multi megawatt gov radar system.

I definitely second the use of 2M as a satellite downlink.

Stan, W1LE    Cape Cod

Art McBride wrote:
> I think we need to use lowest frequency for the down link as 6dB of path
> loss occurs for every octave increase in frequency. 2M to 70cm = (-9dB).
> This keeps the power budget down on the space craft. It also helps hearing
> the satellite and causes O/E problems to gravitate to the up link.
> Art, KC6UQH

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