I'm happy they will at least be trying SO-50, but I wish they would have taken AMSAT up on our offer of equipment and training for operations on the transponder satellites. For the K5D expedition we had multiple FM sats, and we designated a 2nd repeater on AO-51 for just K5D and it was still an awful mess. Even an 817 with the same arrow would allow them to run half duplex, split freq ops on FO-29 and would result in many easier QSOs. Sean, if you have any influence with Gregg, please ask him to consider taking along a 817 to make use of the SSB birds, in particular FO-29. I will go to Georgia to train him in it's use.
73, Drew KO4MA
Hi all- I just heard from K1N Navassa DXpedition member Gregg Marco, W6IZT. He writes: "We will be bringing an HT and an Arrow antenna in hopes ofmaking some Qs on SO-50. Dates and times of operation will be dependent uponoperator availability at the time of a viable pass. CU in the pile-upsGreggW6IZT" Operation will only be on SO-50; no other satellites are being considered.
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