[amsat-bb] Re: The Moon is our Future

James French w8iss at wideopenwest.com
Thu Jul 2 09:30:59 PDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 10:52 -0500, tosca005 at umn.edu wrote:
> As far as the dreaming goes, wouldn't an L/S transponder be better than a 
> V/U or U/V transponder? Granted, the path loss is greater, but the antenna 
> gain is easier to produce...


Why not use a L/s, U/L. or a U/s transponder for this?
Why limit ourselves to V/u for everything?
Aren't we supposed to 'experiment' with the higher frequencies we have

Its in the AMSAT by-laws to support the higher frequencies.
>From the AMSAT-NA by-laws Section three, subsection E:
Encouraging the more effective and expanded use of the higher frequency
amateur radio frequency bands.

This would mean smaller antennas with MUCH better gain and beamwidth.

I vote in favor of at least a L/s transponder for this.

James W8ISS

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