[amsat-bb] Re: CO-65 CW beacon working OK

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sat Feb 28 14:26:33 PST 2009

Mike Rupprecht wrote:

> TH-59 (1.2 GHz Up) : ON
> CW (430MHz Beacon) : ON
> DJ-C5 (430MHz FM)  : ON

So the TX and RX are basically commercial HTs mounted in the satellite?

Which means my facetious comment about making a "bent pipe" by taping 
two cheap Chinese walkie-talkies together and getting the shuttle crew 
to lob it out the window on the way up wasn't totally wide of the mark 
then? ;-)

Gordon MM3YEQ

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