[amsat-bb] Mode Designators

Peter Laws plaws0 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 14:24:46 UTC 2016

On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 9:18 AM, Dave Webb KB1PVH <kb1pvh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Joe,
> There was a big discussion about this a couple weeks ago, maybe search the
> BB  archives.

Unfortunately, there was no consensus.  Factions were evenly split
between "we must do exactly as we did 30-40 years ago", "who cares, do
whatever you want", and "can we not bring some order to this science
and engineering hobby?"

Personally, I'm in favor of the "new scheme" that AMSAT came up with,
I believe for AO-40, with a letter for each band in the form of Z/y,
where Z is the uplink and y is the downlink.  The laminated sheets
sold by AMSAT at Dayton and other places uses this consistently.
Unfortunately, adherence to the 10+ year old "new" way of denoting
modes is only supported half-heartedly by AMSAT itself.

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