[amsat-bb] Why too much uplink power is bad

Robert McGwier rwmcgwier at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 17:16:36 UTC 2015

You were not sufficiently specific so I am going to assume you are speaking
of a linear transponder.   In that case there is a finite amount of SHARED
power. If you are a greedy alligator and you put a huge bunch of power into
the spacecraft you get all the downlink power and the other users disappear
into the noise.

FM birds it's mostly irrelevant unless you overload and then you just sound
like crap.
On Jul 26, 2015 9:04 AM, "Skyler F" <electricity440 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can someone explain to me why it is a bad thing for the satellite to have
> too much uplink power to it?
> Even if you send a huge amount of power up, I don't see how it could damage
> the satellite, by the time it reaches the sat, the power would be so low.
> Is this only something for the linear birds, does it apply to FM satellites
> as well?
> Thanks
> Skyler KDØWHB
> --
> Skyler Fennell
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> electricity440 at gmail.com
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