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

KG4ZLB kg4zlb at googlemail.com
Sun Oct 4 16:07:40 PDT 2009


Actually I just hit "reply" so it wasn't a concious decision!

:)

Sent from my iPod from my bed watching football!

On 4 Oct 2009, at 18:54, "Alan P. Biddle" <APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET> wrote:

> Dave,
>
> I see you CCed the ao51-modes address.  They are always looking for  
> input
> for both new and old but popular modes.
>
> Alan
> WA4SCA
>
> Sent by my toothbrush.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org]  
> On
> Behalf Of KG4ZLB
> Sent: 04 October, 2009 14:04
> To: Alan VE4YZ
> Cc: AMSAT BB; <ao51-modes at amsat.org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 L/S?
>
> Remember "experimenters Wednesday's" ?
>
> I would vote for some sort of return of that if possible.
>
> David KG4ZLB
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
> On 4 Oct 2009, at 14:27, "Alan VE4YZ" <ve4yz at mts.net> wrote:
>
>> Bob, I second that!  Right now I'm trying to locally sell my 2 K5GNA
>> downconverters and seriously considering getting rid of a FT736r
>> with the
>> 1.2GHZ module because of the inactivity.  My FT847 is all that gets
>> used.
>> The last local flea market this year is 2 weekends from now and then
>> I have
>> to think about doing an eBay.
>>
>> A 3 or 4 day session on L/S, U/S or V/S once a month allows for
>> experimenting and tweaking in addition to trying to work 1 or 2 of
>> those
>> days into your other commitments.
>>
>> Thank goodness for baby monitors and older cordless phones so that I
>> can
>> periodically scan the horizon to check out the K5GNA's :-)
>>
>> ... Alan
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org]
>> On
>> Behalf Of Bob- W7LRD
>> Sent: October 4, 2009 1:03 PM
>> To: ao51-modes at amsat.org; ao51-modes at amsat.org
>> Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-51 L/S?
>>
>>
>>
>> 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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