[amsat-bb] Re: IF you had a choice...
vk3jed at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 16:40:14 PDT 2009
At 03:50 AM 7/17/2009, Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
>I cut my teeth on Oscar 6 and 7, 2M UP, 10M DOWN, SSB.
For me, it was RS-10, where I had my first satellite contact in 1991.
:) Again, 2m up, 10m down SSB. My first FM contact was much later,
in 1999 on SO-35. I did try RS-12/13, but it didn't seem to be as
potent as RS-10 was. Was using less effective antennas on RS-10 than
later on RS-12/13.
Mode A birds are another good beginner's satellite, because a lot of
people have HF and 2m SSB radios, and Doppler is not too severe
(easily handled by manual tuning of the uplink).
73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL
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