[amsat-bb] Re: Active FM Sats
domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Tue Jul 5 04:48:44 PDT 2011
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gordon JC Pearce" <gordonjcp at gjcp.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 8:45 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Active FM Sats
> On Tue, 5 Jul 2011 06:07:47 +0200
> "i8cvs" <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it> wrote:
> > Why to vaste time with the FM satellites for very small on a single
> > channel to exchange only call letters and locators at most into a
> > terrific QRM ?
> Because everyone has the gear to work FM satellites.
> Gordon MM0YEQ
Hi Gordon, MM0YEQ
Everyone actually has a gear to work FM satellites because AMSAT
in the last few years has built a lot of FM satellites only to encurage the
japanese industry to produce FM rigs.
Compare the early years 1970 to 1980 when OSCAR-6, OSCAR,7 and
OSCAR-8 were alive and well and you will realize that no one owned
a FM rig for satellite use but only homebrewed CW and SSB rigs and
that epoch time was a real satellite epoch time.
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