[amsat-bb] Re: bye bye S band
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Sat Sep 3 05:42:24 PDT 2011
I always try to be optimistic. In fact, by coincidence, I turned my S band
electronics on yesterday for the first time since some test projects earlier
this year. I am going to calibrate everything for use with my Flex VU5K,
just in case.
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Bob- W7LRD
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2011 6:35 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] bye bye S band
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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