[CQ-Contest] 40M expansion?

Zack Widup w9sz at prairienet.org
Mon Nov 21 09:02:04 EST 2005

You know, when I started installing satellite dishes 20 years ago (was it 
REALLY that long ago?!? Wow!) I had the thought that you could include the 
entire shortwave spectrum as a sub-band in a satellite channel.  On the Ku 
band, 30 MHz is only 0.2% of the frequency being used.  It would not be 
difficult at all to add something like this and just have an output from 
the satellire receiver for a shortwave receiver, much like the FM output 
many satellite receivers have.

I guess the problem is how much demand would there be for it and would the 
equipment manufacturers think it's worth it.  I myself would use it but 
I've been listening to shortwave for 40 years.

Ku band antennas and equipment are cheap and I can't see a problem with a 
good part of the world going to a system like this.  But some things are 
slow to change ...

73, Zack W9SZ

On Sun, 20 Nov 2005, Rick Tavan N6XI wrote:

> How about moving it to the Internet?
> On 11/20/05, Bill Turner <dezrat1242 at ispwest.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > International broadcasting should be moved to the VHF/UHF region and
> > be done by satellite. HF is a poor medium for such purposes.
> >

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