[amsat-bb] AO-51 L/S?

Bob- W7LRD w7lrd at comcast.net
Sun Oct 4 11:03:21 PDT 2009

Hello Gents 

I would like to request a "somewhat" consistent L and / or  S mode availability on AO- 51.  A recent post by John-K8YSE correctly explained that long term L/S availability is almost counter productive.  If we define that by the number of operators to pass ratio.  There are a few of us L/S holdouts mostly from AO-40 (sobsob).  If we could plan that for say three days (or whatever) at a given date we can expect those modes, and be ready.   Right now it appears to be a month to month variable decision with nothing definitive.  If there were more availabilty and chit-chat about L/S modes it might inspire others to try it.   AO-51 is the only testbed for varied L/S modes.  The only way I have for "tweeking" my S band gear is to put a -35Dbm signal source at the end of my driveway and tweeking    my equipment and antennas.  Real world evaluation is always the proof of success. 

73 Bob W7LRD 

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