[amsat-bb] Re: HT supports full duplex satellite operation

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Tue Oct 20 10:45:46 PDT 2009

Tim - N3TL wrote:
> Please don't mistake my comments as any kind of criticism; they aren't 
> intended that way at all. I'm looking forward to the challenge, and 
> just hope others understand that one true rule and its impact on Mode 
> B operations.

I didn't see it as a criticism, more a misunderstanding that I could 
help correct. SO-35 operated in FM, Mode U/V and was a real joy to work. 
I could work it horizon to horizon with a DR-605 dual band mobile and a 
1/4 wave whip horizon to horizon, all in 5 khz steps. It was my only 
entertainment for a very long winter spent babysitting a drill crew in 
the upper midwest. Our cube probably won't have the downlink strength 
SO-35 did, but that doesn't change how the uplink will work. I wouldn't 
sweat it too much, the same gear you use for V/U will be fine for U/V FM 

73, Drew

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