[amsat-bb] Re: RS series mode A downlink power

John W Lee k6yk at juno.com
Wed Sep 16 20:00:47 PDT 2009

RS 10/11 worked out real good for me. 
I was doing a lot of travelling  in 1987-90,
and was able to make a lot of mobile QSO's  
using an  IC-230 (10 watts on CW) with one frequency
in the middle of the passband,  quarter wave antenna on
the uplink, and receiving on an  FT-301 with Hustler 
10-meter mobile antenna.   Amazing ! 

I was keying the PTT through the accessory jack and
a Vibroplex bug !  And the CW sounded good, too !


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From: Tony Langdon <vk3jed at gmail.com>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:33:53 +1000
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: RS series mode A downlink power
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At 12:14 PM 9/17/2009, you wrote:
>As per the Satellite Experimenter's Handbook 2nd edition:
>     Power output:   5 watts for RS10/11
>     Power output :   8 watts PEP for RS-12/13
Interesting, I had better results on RS10 than RS12/13.  Was RS10's 
uplink more sensitive?
73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL
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