[amsat-bb] Mode Designators
jim at k5nd.net
Thu Aug 4 15:11:41 UTC 2016
I will note this excellent write up on logging satellite QSOs on Logbook of the World. N5JB boils it down to exactly what’s needed for LoTW confirmations.
Jim Wilson, K5ND
> On Aug 4, 2016, at 10:08 AM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> 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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