[amsat-bb] Re: Needless discussions re AO51
k5knt.kent at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 04:57:29 PST 2009
I'd love to be able to use the other sats. Unfortunately, I'm limited to a
2m hand held (Icom IC-T22A) and a dual band mobile (Icom IC-2720H). It
doesn't look like I'm going to be able to upgrade equipment any time soon
73, Kent K5KNT
Sent from: San Angelo Texas United States.
On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 00:12, Dave Guimont <dguimon1 at san.rr.com> wrote:
> This is NOT a criticism of AO51. Use it, such as it is, and enjoy
> it, but try the following:
> I was on FO29 with my friend, Leo, W7JPL, in AZ, and we had a nice 10
> minute conversation, 100% readability on FO29. Much as we have been
> doing for over 25 years on FO29, and most of the other LEO'S and
> HEO'S. I spent the other 10 minutes of a 20 minute pass searching
> the pass band for other stations. And using minimal antennas....
> Most of NW Mexico was visible, western half of the US and Canada, all
> of Alaska, and the NE portion of Russia, and there was NO ONE ELSE IN
> THE PASSBAND!!
> The downlink of FO29 goes from 435.800 to 435.900,
> with a corresponding reversed uplink on 2 meters, 146.00 to 145.900.
> Room for dozens of ssb and or cw contacts.
> I've instructed 14-18 year old hams in San Diego, and plus a copy of
> Marty Davidoff's RADIO AMATEUR'S SATELLITE MANUAL they operated
> easily....The manual is available from ARRL..
> Try the manual, and if you have questions, I will gladly answer them,
> or tell you where to get the answer..
> 73, Dave, WB6LLO
> dguimon1 at san.rr.com
> Disagree: I learn....
> Pulling for P3E...
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