[amsat-bb] Band designators, Modes (age and stubborn)

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Jul 6 19:40:23 UTC 2016

>  It takes approximately 20 seconds to memorize a table
> of both the old and new designations and the frequencies
>  they represent. Just learn them and move on.

Easy for you to say.  I've been in AMSAT and  worked lots of the birds for
40 years and still would have to look up any of them to be sure.  I know A
is 29 MHz down, but what uplink?
I know mode J is 435 down and 2m up.  And I think mode B is the opposite.
But even those I have to look up TO MAKE SURE.  Then there is K, KN, KS,
X, C, Ka, Ku, L, S (which S?)

Why should I have to look anything up, if we would just ID the frequency
band in the first place.

> A few letters to represent frequencies isn't a big deal.

Depends on how old you are and how stubborn.  Im' at the end of the scale
on both.


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