[amsat-bb] Re: VO52 and QRP FM

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Sat Dec 3 09:16:32 PST 2011

----- Original Message -----
From: "andy thomas" <andythomasmail at yahoo.co.uk>
To: "amsat" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2011 2:51 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] VO52 and QRP FM

This is an important debate in difficult times.

I am with G7HIA on this one, namely that *** if there is no damage to the
satellite *** a QRP (below 5w handy) operation might be considered to be
feasible on a centre frequency.

It is not our bird to give permission. There are of course two transponders
on board.

If permission were given ONLY for QRP in effect this means that WE must
police this. It would be for us to discorage alligators.

(Technically alligators can already use the bird anyway but don't).

73 de andy g0sfj

Hi Andy, G0SFJ

Do not try to infect VO-52 with FM 

CW and SSB is just what you and the others have to do.

BTW, you can't access VO-52 in FM with a 5 watt HT and
arrow antennas because for a decent QSO in CW and SSB
you need at least 50 watt and a 13 dBi 70 cm antenna.

We, operators of VO-52 linear transponder on CW and SSB
we have a lot of counter measures against any FM intruder
into the VO-52 linear passband. 

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

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