[amsat-bb] Band designators, Modes

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Jul 6 19:29:08 UTC 2016

Count me in STRONGLY for FREQUENCY, not even meters and centimeters.  My
radio front panel reads in MHZ, not meters or centimeters.  And absolutely
none of the alphabet soup.

Getting older and more forgetful every day...

-----Original Message-----
From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Peter Laws
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 3:23 PM
To: Paul Stoetzer
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Band designators, Modes

On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 2:15 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:

> AMSAT can officially
> use one thing in publications (and has I've stated, generally adheres
> to that - with possible exception of the monikers for the less well
> known C/X band combination), but getting an entire community of
> amateurs to use consistent terminology is not likely to happen.

They really won't if AMSAT itself cannot seem to decide.  Read the report
in the current Journal about the Dayton Forum and see how much of it is
old-style modes and how much is the new, preferred (at least by the guy
that came up with it!) notation.

Again, I am arguing (and I am arguing!) in favor of one, consistent
notation.  Because "U/v, or UV,  70 cm up, 2 down, you know, the old Mode
B" really sounds kind of silly.

Remember, if you google "amsat mode", the first link (here, at least,
YMMV) is a 20+ year old FAQ that uses the old mode names ...  Just sayin'.

Seems like we ought to have ONE notation that means ONE thing.

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