[amsat-bb] L-Band Equipment List

Bob- W7LRD 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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