[amsat-bb] Band designators, Modes
n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Jul 6 19:02:30 UTC 2016
It's a lot more characters to type - and especially to speak.
I'm not even sure why we are arguing about this. It takes
approximately 20 seconds to memorize a table of both the old and new
designations and the frequencies they represent. Just learn them and
There are a lot more complicated things that people have to learn to
be knowledgeable amateur radio and amateur satellite operators. A few
letters to represent frequencies isn't a big deal.
On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 2:52 PM, <skristof at etczone.com> wrote:
> What is the problem with just using the numbers? Why is using letters
> (Not being snippy here, maybe there is a good reason. If so, please
> Steve AI9IN
> p.s. "We've always done it that way" is not really a good reason in and
> of itself.
> On 2016-07-06 14:31, Peter Laws wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 12:52 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
>>> Several parts of the website (such as the frequency guide) also use a
>>> less known custom with the second letter in lower case (to indicate
>>> that the second letter is 'down').
>>> Eventually I would hope we would move away from "five and dime" or
>>> "nickel and dime" to using C/X in reference to 5 GHz uplinks and 10
>>> GHz downlinks.
>> Then let's start.
>> The actual designation has to be agreed upon first, though. Slash/no
>> slash? Case/no case? Pick one, stick with it. What was the original
>> decision anyway?
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