[amsat-bb] Re: Field Day mode for AO-51

Luc Leblanc lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Wed May 5 08:17:35 PDT 2010

On 4 May 2010 at 22:22, Gary "Joe" Mayfield wrote:

Date sent:      	Tue, 04 May 2010 22:22:54 -0500
From:           	"Gary \"Joe\" Mayfield" <gary_mayfield at hotmail.com>
Subject:        	[amsat-bb] Re: Field Day mode for AO-51
Copies to:      	amsat-bb at amsat.org

> I have L band gear.  When the bird is in L/U Luc and I have a great time
> talking to each other.  When the bird is in V/U I'll make half a dozen or
> more contacts in a pass.  I voted for mode L, because I didn't believe V/U
> was an option and S band is becoming too full of interference.

L/U is a great mode but to have my setup Field Day ready it's another question. I'm using a PCR 1000 as a way to measure my uplink 
frequency on the PCR-1000 scope display, i should bring my transverter plus my preamp who will be installed on the top of my satellite 
tower at that time plus my FT-847 and 2 power supply. As i don't have a second L-band antenna  i can use a simple patch feed who i think 
will not be enough to be able to reach AO-51.

Again i vote for L/U but not too sure if i will be able to make it. As a suggestion Mode S/U can be challenging as downconverter are easy 
to find and the S band antenna too. I don't remember if this configuration has ever been used in the past but it will be something 
interesting to work and this setup will be easy to build for field day. 


Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
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