[amsat-bb] Mode Designators

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Thu Aug 4 15:08:36 UTC 2016

The official AMSAT mode designations are the modern versions that were
created for the Phase 3D project (which through out the old mode
system because of the matrix design that allowed any transmitter to
linked to any receiver). The current version of the website as well as
AMSAT publications (such as the Getting Started guide) reflect the
modern AMSAT mode designations (though often with the old designations
in parentheticals).

The sites you have listed are not part of the current AMSAT website.
They are retained on the server solely as historical material. Please
contact Joe Fitzgerald, KM1P, if you would like to help mark and
organize the AMSAT website archives. We are extremely short of
volunteers to help maintain and create content for the website and
would be grateful for any assistance that could be provided.


Paul, N8HM

On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 10:59 AM, Peter Laws <plaws0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 9:36 AM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
>> But wow,  Now what?
> AMSAT, at some level, needs to get on the stick, make a decision,
> stick with it, then clean up the website to reflect that decision.  If
> this were the ARRL, I'd harangue my Division Director about it and
> maybe, if I was lucky, something would happen (I've actually seen that
> happen once!).  I've not paid enough attention to AMSAT in the past to
> know how to do that here and I've only been a member since Dayton.
> As it is, you can pick your designators.  You can choose 1994
> (http://www.amsat.org/amsat/intro/sats_faq.html) or 1998
> (ftp://ftp.amsat.org/amsat/press-releases/p3dfact2.pdf) and point to
> definitive documentation at AMSAT's own site.  I bet if you googled a
> little harder, you could come up with others, even.
> I've offered in the past to help clean up crufty old stuff on the site
> before and I make the same offer again.  At the very least, the cruft
> needs to be marked as cruft with links to current documentation.
> --
> Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!
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