[amsat-bb] Band designators, Modes

Peter Laws plaws0 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 16:04:12 UTC 2016

On Mon, Jul 4, 2016 at 2:59 PM, Peter Laws <plaws0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I thought AMSAT was moving away from Modes A, B, J, etc, but they seem
> too entrenched and still appear in current pubs.

I don't much care which designators are used but I would like to see
AMSAT pick one and stick with it.  If the organization wants to move
away from A/B/J/KT/whatever, and towards a combination of uplink and
downlink band letters, great, but then it needs to be a complete

Or simply conclude that no one could handle the new style and just go
back to A/B/J/etc and come up with new single letters for the new

Or are we *really* going to stick with "nickel and dime"?  Mode C/X
sounds way better to me.

All that said, I keep finding more stuff for my table.  I didn't
really realize that the "hole" in our 13 cm S band was taken up mostly
by the pay radio monopoly (who are on the ground as well as in the
sky).  Lots of other services nipping at our heels, too.

Putting new satellites on C/X is a good idea on many levels.

Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!

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