SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-069.01 AO-51 Second Repeater Configured to Support K4T DXpedition
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 069.01
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
March 10, 2010 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-069.01
The K4T DXpedition to Dry Tortugas (Grid EL84) in the Gulf of Mexico will include amateur satellite operations in addition to their HF plans between March 11 - 15.
Team Leader for K4T, Mike Forsythe, AC2V says, "One of the primary stations will be dedicated to satellite operations on a 24 hour basis. Mark Hammond, N8MH will be heading up K4T satellite operations. K4T will be using batteries, solar power, and wind power. It's a com- pletely 'green' operation".
Mark, N8MH said, "We're going to have a top-notch satellite station with two full satellite stations and one portable satellite station. You can expect us to be active on AO-7, AO-27, FO-29, SO-50, AO-51, VO-52, SO-67, and HO-68 (depending on the mode schedules of the satel- lites, of course)." A list of the K4T planned operating times and tar- get frequencies for all amateur satellite operations has been posted on the AMSAT web page at: http://www.amsat.org. This also includes links to the K4T web pages for additional DXpedition information.
To support FM satellite operation from Dry Tortugas the AO-51 Command Team will configure the satellite with both repeaters enabled:
March 11 - March 16
FM Repeater, V/U Uplink: 145.920 Mhz FM Downlink: 435.300 Mhz FM
FM Repeater, V/U to support K4T EL84 DXpedition (Primary Frequency) Uplink: 145.880 Mhz FM Downlink: 435.150 Mhz FM
The full AO-51 Operating Schedule can be viewed on-line at: http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/echo/CTNews.php
[ANS thanks the K4T DXpedition Team and the AO-51 Operations Team for the above information]