[amsat-bb] Re: Fwd: VO-52 FM Operation

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sun Dec 4 05:36:52 PST 2011

On Sat, 3 Dec 2011 18:29:34 +0100
"i8cvs" <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it> wrote:

> Hi, WA4HFN
> Well sayd.............I agree with you !
> CW and SSB is just what we have to do on VO-52
> BTW, it's impossible to access VO-52 in FM with a 5 watt HT
> and arrow antennas because for a decent QSO on CW and SSB
> we need at least 50 watt and a 13 dBi 70 cm antenna.

So, VO-52 is either broken or pointless?

Why would you want to lug around so much equipment to work a satellite?  Not to mention the difficulty in aiming such a sharp aerial at it - you'd need a computer-controlled rotator.  And if you're going to have to sit in front of a computer to make a QSO you may as well use Skype.

Gordon JC Pearce MM0YEQ <gordonjcp at gjcp.net>

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