[amsat-bb] Re: FO 29 help
w0jab at big-river.net
Sat Apr 23 15:41:55 PDT 2011
2 real good points.
I for one DON'T see what the big deal is about the FM birds
other then being very easy.
Every time I listen it's like a free for all.
Sure do miss AO-40
AMSAT life member
At 04:44 PM 4/23/2011, you wrote:
>At 06:37 AM 4/24/2011, Kevin Deane wrote:
>> Or he could just use FM since hardly anyone uses the SSB birds
>> compared to the other sats.
>>Although I am sure there are a million reasons not to use FM. even
>>though it works just fine on the SSB birds. The feedback I got from
>>the FO-29 Control Team was that SSB was pretty much "the rule" or
>>"band plan" if you will.
>FM works, but it is STRONGLY discouraged for 2 reasons:
>1. It uses more of the transponder's bandwidth (meaning less users
>on the bird)
>2. It uses more transponder power, which is a serious consideration,
>given that many of our birds are getting old and the batteries are
>73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL
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