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

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Thu Sep 17 16:18:45 PDT 2009

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Langdon" <vk3jed at gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:42 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: RS series mode A downlink power

> At 12:36 PM 9/17/2009, you wrote:
>>RS10/11 was a wonderful bird, with a high orbit and relatively high
>>transponder power, it was very easy to work and the coverage was quite
>>wide. It was a perfect beginner's satellite and a lot of guys got
>>started in satellite operation with RS-10/11.
> I loved RS-10, it was my first bird, and one of the best I've ever
> worked.  ALso, I actually have gear for Mode A SSB/CW, but not the other 
> modes.

RS-10/11 was my first satellite as well, with a Drake R-4B for the downlink, 
and the Drake T-4XB and TC-2 transmit converter for the uplink.  A homebrew 
2-meter turnstile and a 10 meter dipole in the attic, and I had a blast!!

George, KA3HSW

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