[amsat-bb] Re: SSB

Bob- W7LRD w7lrd at comcast.net
Wed Feb 2 21:25:18 PST 2011

Hi Kevin et al 

I hear this alot.  Yes it will require an investment, however it doesn't have to be excessive.  Ebay and flea markets are full of reasonable  older Icoms, Kenwoods etc that are fully capable of providing good ssb/cw operation on our linear satellites.  Granted they may not be computer controllable, you will actually have to use that big knob.  I suppose this is the point where one actually gets "serious" about amateur satellites and the whole process of engineering, funding, promoting, and yes  the politics of the aforementioned.  We must remember this is rocket science and that ain't cheap.  Once you have the necessary equipment you will start thinking of, dare I say a HEO. 

73 Bob W7LRD 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin Deane" <summit496 at live.com> 
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
Sent: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 7:53:38 PM 
Subject: [amsat-bb]  SSB 

              Its too bad this is a SSB sat. I suppose it will be great for those who have SSB capability, less traffic and all. I guess I have to spend more money..... 
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