[amsat-bb] Re: FO 29 help
domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Sat Apr 23 19:20:20 PDT 2011
Hi John, W0JAB
I also missed AO40 in my opinion it was the best satellite ever
made by AMSAT
Pulling for P3E !
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Becker" <w0jab at big-river.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2011 12:41 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FO 29 help
> 2 real good points.
> I for one DON'T see what the big deal is about the FM birds
> other then being very easy.
> Every time I listen it's like a free for all.
> Sure do miss AO-40
> John, W0JAB
> AMSAT life member
> At 04:44 PM 4/23/2011, you wrote:
> >At 06:37 AM 4/24/2011, Kevin Deane wrote:
> >> Or he could just use FM since hardly anyone uses the SSB birds
> >> compared to the other sats.
> >>Although I am sure there are a million reasons not to use FM. even
> >>though it works just fine on the SSB birds. The feedback I got from
> >>the FO-29 Control Team was that SSB was pretty much "the rule" or
> >>"band plan" if you will.
> >FM works, but it is STRONGLY discouraged for 2 reasons:
> >1. It uses more of the transponder's bandwidth (meaning less users
> >on the bird)
> >2. It uses more transponder power, which is a serious consideration,
> >given that many of our birds are getting old and the batteries are
> >getting weak.
> >73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL
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