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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
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:
[ANS thanks the K4T DXpedition Team and the AO-51 Operations Team for
the above information]