[amsat-bb] Re: Path to HEO

M5AKA m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Apr 30 23:53:30 PDT 2013

--- On Tue, 30/4/13, g0mrf at aol.com <g0mrf at aol.com> wrote:
> A compromise could be 4 Watts (ish) from MEO.  
> Here's an oldie but goodie.....   http://www.g0mrf.com/MEOSAT.htm

Yes MEO would be good. It should be possible to improve the signal levels while keeping omni-directional antennas on the satellite by using lower frequencies bands. 

A 144 to 50 MHz (if we can get an allocation there) transponder or 144 to 28 MHz would have a significantly reduced path loss on the downlink (8 dB ?) compared to 435/145.

73 Trevor M5AKA

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