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

Ron Miles conimicut at gmail.com
Sun Oct 4 14:55:31 PDT 2009

Yes, you have my vote. More frequent rotation of  modes L/S, V/S or U/S.

On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 11:03 AM, Bob- W7LRD <w7lrd at comcast.net> wrote:

> 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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