[amsat-bb] bye bye S band

Bob- W7LRD 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 

Seattle, Wa. 

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