[amsat-bb] Re: IF you had a choice...

Tony Langdon 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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