[amsat-bb] Re: Field day

K5OE k5oe at aol.com
Tue Apr 19 10:27:56 PDT 2011

While I really like the audio on S-band a lot better than U, I think 9600 b packet is a great idea!  I know you meant it tongue-in-cheek, but if a real emergency occurred world-wide (you know, like we lost the Internet during the upcoming royal wedding or some other equally cataclysmic event), store-and-forward technology would be a viable and reliable way for hams without HF privileges to communicate world-wide.  Reminds me a little of Independence Day :-)

Jerry, K5OE

--- original message ---
Hi Bob,

I think it's safe to say that we won't be running S-band.  We haven't planned 
that far ahead, but I expect we'll be in mode V/U simply because of eclipses 
and the battery.

Or we could run 9600 baud packet instead :)


Mark N8MH 

At 11:39 PM 4/18/2011 +0000, Bob- W7LRD wrote:
>Field day will be here before we know it.  Last year we had AO-51 with mode S 
>activated.  What if any plans are there for this year?  With the power 
>budget as it is what can we plan on? 73 Bob W7LRD Seattle 

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