I spoke with an Es'hailSat technician at IBC2018 and
told him I consider the payload of his company's
(to be launched) satellite with impact in/on
amateur frequency allocations as a 'normal' amateur
band. That is, despite different up- and downlink
frequencies, for me it's a 'transparent' bird in the sky
(with with some delay and technical efforts).
Identical to 50 MHz in the late '80's or mid '90's, where
most countries had allocated around 200 kHz.
The NB transponder bandwidth is 250 kHz <-- similar.
Like on most VHF/UHF/microwave bands, I reckon people
want to collect 'squares' (locators), so I forecast
there will be an incentive to work 'DX(-entities)' or
Suppose I worked I1/DB2OS from JN43 (a rare square) or
ZP/PT9KK (in GG27) as new DXCC and 'grid', and want to
inform the community via/by the DX-cluster ... what to
enter as 'the frequency' ?
Several perspectives / 'points of view' apply:
1. the IF-frequency (e.g. 14x.170 or 43x.170 MHz)
2. the transmit/uplink frequency (e.g.) 2400.170 MHz
3. the downlink frequency (e.g.) 10489.670 MHz
Ad 1. personally I think it's useless to enter your
IF-frequency as 'the frequency'
Ad 2. this is where you create your spectral impact
and 'for reasons beyond your control' it's relayed
8089.5 MHz higher
Ad 3. the 'receive frequency' is reported (although
there you do not generate spectral impact yourself)
So, what is wisdom?