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ANS Special Bulletin - AO-51 Configuration for Robot 36 SSTV
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 283.01
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
October 9, 2008
To All RADIO AMATEURS
This weekend (October 11-12) AO-51 will operate in a special mode
in anticipation of Richard Garriott's visit to the ISS. Richard's
launch is currently scheduled for October 12th, with docking at
the ISS on October 14th. Richard plans on being very active from
the ISS ham station, including extensive operation with Slow Scan
In preparation for this event, AO-51 will be configured with dual
repeaters for the weekend of October 11th and 12th. The primary
repeater on AO-51 will be configured with an uplink on 1268.700 FM
and downlink of 435.300 FM, and will be designated for this period
as an SSTV repeater.
Users are encouraged to exchange SSTV images in ROBOT 36 mode, as
an opportunity for others to practice receiving SSTV images from
space before the ISS activity. Please keep the images transmitted
to space-related themes, and to the ROBOT 36 mode. Polite and cour-
teous operation among those sharing the uplink is crucial to the
success of this mode.
Concurrently, there will be a QRP voice repeater running on 145.880
FM uplink and 435.150 FM downlink. Users are asked to use 10 watts or
less, and omnidirectional or handheld antennas only.
Good luck receiving SSTV images this weekend, and from the ISS
during Richard Garriott's flight.
AO-51 Primary Repeater, Robot 36 SSTV Mode:
1268.700 MHz FM Uplink
435.300 MHz FM Downlink
AO-51 Secondary Repeater:
145.880 MHz FM Voice Uplink QRP
435.150 MHz FM Voice Downlink
73, Drew KO4MA
AMSAT-NA VP Operations