[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 status on AMSAT.org page

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 17:07:58 PST 2011

Hi Scott,

AO-51 has a broad band receiver (think something like an Icom PCR-1000) that can be tuned to 10M.  The problem is that the antenna is either one tuned for 2M or 1.2GHz.  So---it's very inefficient and not very effective.  There have been some short periods of testing, but it's not on the list of "commonly used modes."

There is no HF transmitter on AO-51. 

Hope that helps!

Mark N8MH

At 06:54 PM 2/1/2011 -0600, Scott Armstrong wrote:

>Question for the group.
>The AO-51 status on the AMSAT.org status page shows AO-51 to have a HF component that is operational.  
>Reading about the satellite and some of the related links I found mentioned something about a 10m uplink budget but no additional information.  All other references to the satellite make no mention of any HF component.
>Does AO51 have a HF uplink or downlink?
>Scott AA5AM                                       
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