IARU Region 2 agrees to 15m satellite allocation

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by G4TUT, Oct 7, 2019.

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  1. N8HM

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    I am not aware of anyone planning a 21 MHz downlink as 28 MHz would be far better, as you point out, but CAMSAT's CAS-5A plans an uplink at 21.385-21.415 MHz (with a 28 MHz downlink) and CAS-7A plans uplinks at 21.245-21.275 MHz (for the 28 MHz downlink) and 21.3125-21.3275 MHz (for the 435 MHz downlink). The University of California, Santa Cruz's SlugSat project also plans a 15-to-10 meter linear transponder.
     
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  2. KC2G

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    I imagine that most things seem terribly complex to a person who hasn't even figured out how lowercase letters and punctuation work yet.
     
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  3. N6SPP

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    RS-12/13 modes K,T,KT.. When working 29 MHz up and 21 MHz dn, I would hear non-satellite stations calling me back via terrestrial prop! "Radio Sputnik"
     
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  4. KA2FIR

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    Wasn't that a movie?
     
  5. PY5BYE

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    The 15 meter range is not technically feasible for satellite operation. THERE ARE OTHER PRIORITIES TO DISCUSS THE BENEFIT OF RADIO AMATEURS ALL OVER THE WORLD!
     
  6. KA2FIR

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    I think it's a great idea. Substitute periods of no ionospheric propagation with satellite hf uplinks/downlinks to keep the bands active. Brilliant!
     
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  7. NX6ED

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    This is STUPID. Might as well include 20m and 40m in satellite band plan!
     
  8. W6RZ

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    As it turns out, 20m and 40m are allocated to the amateur satellite service. Specifically, 7.0 to 7.1 MHz and 14.0 to 14.25 MHz.

    Also, allocated to amateur satellite is 18.068 to 18.168 MHz and 24.89 to 24.99 MHz.
     
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  9. K9CTB

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    Another country heard from, I guess ... But I sure enjoyed the Russian RS satellites ... could work them with my simple dipole. That said, I gotta agree with others here .... the entire 15 meter phone band is a bit much .... there would always be someone who couldn't look up the link freqs ... or didn't have access to them ... who would QRM someone else working the bird .... not exactly good for that "good will" thing we pride ourselves on!! :) Maybe just a couple of good (small) chunks of bandwidth and call it good? :) :)
     

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