SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-290.01 ANS Special Bulletin - AO-51 Configuration to Support Scouting JOTA
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 290.01
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
October 16, 2008 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-290.01
AMSAT-NA is supporting the 51st Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Scouting event by dedicating AO-51 operation to the event. For October 18th and 19th, AO-51 will be configured as a single channel V/U repeater.
All users are requested to standby for JOTA stations. Please limit QSOs to those between or involving at least one JOTA station during this weekend.
The frequencies used for this weekend will be 145.880 FM uplink, and 435.300 FM downlink, no PL tone required. The mode change should occur at ~00:00 UTC on the 18th (Friday evening in the US) and run for approximately 48 hours.
AMSAT wishes the Scouts good luck operating via the AO-51 satellite for the event. Reports of your JOTA operations should be sent to the AMSAT-BB or directly to [email protected]. Photo files up to 5 Mb total are also welcome for possible inclusion in an upcoming AMSAT Journal article.
73, Drew KO4MA AMSAT-NA VP Operations