[amsat-bb] Fox, "Easy Sats" - segway to PSAT PSK31?

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sat Jul 4 19:08:42 UTC 2015

Yes, I'd like to try it myself, but my apartment QTH makes it tough.
I'll get to it at some point. I have copied the downlink. It's a nice
strong signal. I just have to figure out the best way to manage to
transmit as well.

My belief is the uplink frequency choice was a mistake. Why mix
terrestrial and satellite users on the same frequency?

A nice quiet frequency in the OSCAR subband would have been a better
choice, in my opinion.


Paul, N8HM

On Sat, Jul 4, 2015 at 2:56 PM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> Segway this argument to the 10m uplink now 100% available on PSAT PSK-31
> which virtually no one is  using.
>>  With OSCAR 6 and 7... ten meter downlinks, it was just a matter of
> adding two meter transmit capability to an HF station.
> For PSAT PSK31 it is even simpler.  Add a UHF FM HT to your HF station!
>> many... people that worked OSCARs, 6, 7, 8, and RS birds never graduated
> from Mode A...
>> Just like many of the FM satellite users never graduate from FM.
> We give them what they ask for, a multi-user simultaneous transponder
> supporting dozens of simultaneous contacts, yet we have only seen 1 or 2
> stations at a time give it a try.
> http://aprs.org/psat.html
> Just an observation.  I thought this PSK-31 linerar uplink with FM
> downlink would make everyone happy.  It's a foot in both camps..
> <wink>
> Bob, WB4aPR
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