SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-308.01 ANS Special Bulletin - OSCAR College Night Special Event November 5
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 308.01
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
November 4, 2009 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-308.01
OSCAR College Satellite Night will begin this Thursday evening, November 5 local time for North America. (November 5 from 2200 UTC to November 6 0500 UTC.) Expect to hear many OSCAR capable NA college club stations on the air as college clubs are getting priority on the AO-51 QRP repeater that night. The uplink freq- uency is 145.880 MHZ FM; the downlink frequency is 435.150 MHz FM.
Dr. Jay Garlitz, AA4FL at the University of Florida reminds sate- llite users to, "Please work each college station but afford them the ability to take calls and make as many QSOs as possible. We do want you to speak to each other as well, but give priority to college stations during this one evening special event."
College club stations will also be on other birds so make as many contacts as you can on each bird. College stations are encouraged to QSL all the stations they work during the event. An award for working college club station via satellite is in the works with details to be announced later.
AA4FL summarized, "While we are initially focusing on North American activity let me know of interest and participation from other parts of the globe via e-mail at [email protected]"