[amsat-bb] bye bye S band
w7lrd at comcast.net
Fri Sep 2 16:34:42 PDT 2011
Before the weather gets bad I am planning of "redoing" a lot of antennas. As part of that process the satellite antennas are to be moved. At which time I plan to remove the S band system that worked so magnificently on AO-40 (sobsob) and a little bit on AO-51. With AO-51 declining the probability of S band activity is remote. Why am I floating this on the bb? To me it appears to be a turning point of what I (we) would like to do and what I (we) can do. Smarter people than I have said it will be a long time before we can really have some L/S activity. So rather than wear out my rotors turning some useless hardware I will put it in "mothballs". With the hope that I will have the opportunity to use them again before I get hit by the bus.
73 Bob W7LRD
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