[amsat-bb] L-Band Equipment List
w7lrd at comcast.net
Mon Jan 22 23:15:00 UTC 2018
Hi Ed-I too have a box full of AO-40 (sobsob) S band stuff. Hoping against hope it will be useful. However with so much stuff using 2.4 I think it's not practical for us to be using it. I'm keeping the box, just in case. I would like to see a discussion regarding the use of S band for our satellites. Anyone?
73 Bob W7LRD
> On January 22, 2018 at 2:34 PM Edward R Cole wrote:
> I have one of the "rare" DEMI 144/1268 converters; does 15w out. Not
> many were made/sold before AO-40 crashed. Also a 45 loop-yagi for 1268.
> I have a venerable FT736R (with only 2m/70cm) for satellite operation
> (future). But if the mode will be LV (1268up/145dn) I will have to
> use a different radio for either uplink or downlink as the FT736R
> does not do in-band duplex on 144. I have two other radios that will
> do 2m allmode but it gets more complicated for tuning. FT736R has
> satellite mode for 2m/70cm (probably one of the first to do
> that). If the mode will be LU then all is fine.
> I also still have my mode-S preamp and two Drake downconverters if
> ever that band is reactivated.
> PS: not QRV on satellites (yet)
> 73, Ed - KL7UW
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