[amsat-bb] Fwd: Re: Re: AO-40 range record ??
Edward R. Cole
kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Sun Mar 20 00:31:34 PDT 2011
>Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 21:17:47 -0800
>To: "i8cvs" <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it>
>From: "Edward R. Cole" <kl7uw at acsalaska.net>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-40 range record ??
>At 08:40 PM 3/19/2011, you wrote:
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "P.H." <bbjunkie at f2s.com>
>>To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>>Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2011 2:17 AM
>>Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-40 range record ??
>> > Hi,
>> > For a small club satellite presentation I will be mentioning the
>> > benefits of HEO over LEO and the range advantage.
>> > Can anyone tell me the distance record set when AO-40 was alive?
>> > Thanks
>> > 73
>> > 2i0VAX
>> > Pete
>>Hi Pete, 2i0VAX
>>My DX record on AO40 from JN70ES Naples Italy was a QSO with
>>ZL2AOX Ian Ashley in RF72MV with a distance of 18299.0 Km as you
>>can see in the following page of QRZ.com
>>The uplink was in L band and the downlink in S band
>>This is why it is very important to pull for the new HEO satellite P3-E ! !
>>Best 73" de
>which is 11,370 miles. The circumference of the earth is 40,075 km
>(24,901 miles) so 18,299/40,075 = 45.7 %.
>That is darn close to half the earth in the footprint. Compare that
>with a Leo sat footprint. Anymore questions why we are hoping for another Heo?
73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
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