[amsat-bb] Band designators, Modes

skristof at etczone.com skristof at etczone.com
Wed Jul 6 18:52:28 UTC 2016

What is the problem with just using the numbers? Why is using letters

(Not being snippy here, maybe there is a good reason. If so, please

Steve AI9IN

p.s. "We've always done it that way" is not really a good reason in and
of itself. 

On 2016-07-06 14:31, Peter Laws wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 12:52 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote: 
>> Several parts of the website (such as the frequency guide) also use a
>> less known custom with the second letter in lower case (to indicate
>> that the second letter is 'down').
>> Eventually I would hope we would move away from "five and dime" or
>> "nickel and dime" to using C/X in reference to 5 GHz uplinks and 10
>> GHz downlinks.
> Then let's start.
> The actual designation has to be agreed upon first, though.  Slash/no
> slash?  Case/no case?  Pick one, stick with it.  What was the original
> decision anyway?

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