SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-290.01 AO-51 Configured to Support Scouting's Jamboree-On-The-Air (JOTA)
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 290.01
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
October 17, 2006 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-290.01
AMSAT Vice-President of Operations, Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA announced, "AO-51 has been switched to the dual repeater mode, with the QRP repeater on 435.150 reserved for JOTA contacts during this coming weekend. The AO-51 Operations Group strongly supports the JOTA activities and we ask that all users of the QRP repeater yield to JOTA stations during the weekend."
Drew continued, "Normal QRP operation is encouraged during this week prior to the JOTA event. QRP users are 10 watts or less using handheld or omni- directional antennas ONLY."
AO-51 JOTA Operation Schedule October 16 to October 23
FM Repeater: V/U Uplink: 145.920 MHz FM, No PL Tone this week Downlink: 435.300 MHz FM
FM Repeater: V/U QRP/JOTA users only! Uplink: 145.880 MHz, No PL Tone Downlink: 435.150 MHz FM The JOTA weekend is October 21st and October 22nd.
Reports and requests are always welcome to [email protected].
[ANS thanks Drew, KO4MA for the above information]