Satellites and Foundation licence

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VK4WDM
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Satellites and Foundation licence

Post by VK4WDM » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:30 pm

This is probably a very dumb question, but am I right in thinking that foundation license holders can use satellites? Since I started to listen to satellites a few months ago I have never heard an F call. It would seem to me an ideal way to extend their coverage on VHF/UHF.

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Wayne VK4WDM

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Re: Satellites and Foundation licence

Post by ZL1TPH » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:48 pm

Hi Wayne,
Good point and worthy of promoting...
We get the odd F call across to ZL on 144 tropo and you can tell they are running 10 watts.
Not big signals - but easily heard.
I remember one from VK2 and another recently from VK4.
They are sort after and to be honest put a good signal into ZL.
It makes my day to work a F call across the pond with an opening.
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Re: Satellites and Foundation licence

Post by VK3ALB » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:03 pm

VK4WDM wrote:This is probably a very dumb question, but am I right in thinking that foundation license holders can use satellites? Since I started to listen to satellites a few months ago I have never heard an F call. It would seem to me an ideal way to extend their coverage on VHF/UHF.

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Wayne VK4WDM
Yes they can as long as their down link does not come out on an unauthorized band.
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