[amsat-bb] Band designators, Modes

Peter Laws plaws0 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 19:22:59 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 2:15 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:

> AMSAT can officially
> use one thing in publications (and has I've stated, generally adheres
> to that - with possible exception of the monikers for the less well
> known C/X band combination), but getting an entire community of
> amateurs to use consistent terminology is not likely to happen.

They really won't if AMSAT itself cannot seem to decide.  Read the
report in the current Journal about the Dayton Forum and see how much
of it is old-style modes and how much is the new, preferred (at least
by the guy that came up with it!) notation.

Again, I am arguing (and I am arguing!) in favor of one, consistent
notation.  Because "U/v, or UV,  70 cm up, 2 down, you know, the old
Mode B" really sounds kind of silly.

Remember, if you google "amsat mode", the first link (here, at least,
YMMV) is a 20+ year old FAQ that uses the old mode names ...  Just

Seems like we ought to have ONE notation that means ONE thing.

Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!

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