[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 S-Band antenna polarization

Tue Dec 21 12:10:46 PST 2010


It is linear.  You are right that the information exists, but is sometimes
not readily available.  A good place to look is the Weekly Satellite Report
which AMSAT distributes.  For many, but not all satellites, that information
is just below the frequency information.  For AO-51 we find:

Mode and Antenna Polarization:  

V: Linear
U: TX A (usually digital)LHCP
   TX B (usually analog) RHCP
L: Linear
S: Linear



-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
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Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:57 PM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-51 S-Band antenna polarization

Does anyone know the polarization of the 2.4 GHz transmissions from AO-51. 
Are they circular?  If so which polarity, RHCP or LHCP?  Are they linear? 
If so is there a preferred receiving polarization?  I have examined the 
AMSAT web site and many references on the Internet, but cannot seem to find 
the answer.


John  WA4WDL  AMSAT member 10211 

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