6 meter APRS or meteorscater formats?
mo at ccr.org
Mon Dec 31 21:45:10 CST 2007
Glenn Baumgartner wrote:
> Gents, while we mull over the situation on how best to use our new found 100
> watt FM toys take a look at a professional Commercial Meteor Burst Comm
> System. Some things to learn here. We are on basically the right track.
> Just interesting to see what makes money. See
> http://www.meteorcomm.com/products/prod_mcc_545B.aspx interesting stuff.
> These guys will sell you a complete turn key system. Nuf for now. Bob,
> keep plugging. looks to me like "OUR" solution may well be along the lines
> you are thinking. I looked at JT441 and JT6M (for 6 meters) and they seem
> to like SSB radios but in reality the keying is actually AFSK....OK you CAN
> do afsk on an FM radio. Just may not work as well in very low noise SNRs..
> Seems to me that FM might work better than ssb once you get the first 4-5 dB
> of SNR. I know the SNR will be better once you get to 6 dB.. Got to ponder
> this a bit. Ideas comments? 73 Glenn b. KA0ESA
most interesting is this tidbit about Meteorcomm:
it's a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation
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